Guide for Library Advocates

Love your library?  Not sure where to start when being a great library advocate?  The guide at the link below is a very valuable resource for library advocates. This free guide is a “step-by-step guide to developing an advocacy campaign. As you go through the Power Guide, come back to this page to see examples of talking points, flyers, petitions, and more.”

© United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, A advocates, Friends and Foundations. This guide is made available free through a generous grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation. This guide may be reproduced in part or in its entirety with credit to United for Libraries so long as it is distributed freely.
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Our president, Kathy Ash, received the first Georgia’s 2015 Public Library Champion of the Year Award!

IMAG1220_1Presented to an outstanding advocate who was not employed in any capacity by a public library but whose support significantly raised the profile of libraries and improved services during the year.

“To be chosen to receive this award is an immense honor — and hugely humbling, considering that Georgia’s public libraries are championed by so many dedicated library supporters,” Ash said.

Free Money!!!

money_clipartEvery year, FOGL offers the following awards, designed to support your friends groups activities, and to help fund your author appearances:

  • FOGL AUTHOR APPEARANCE GRANT. This $500 grant is in support of author appearances/events sponsored by local friends groups that are current FOGL members. Proposals must be received by February 28, 2016.
  • FOGL’s 2016 “BEST FRIEND” AWARD. We seek to recognize those who strengthen Georgia’s libraries through their advocacy efforts. To this end, the “Best Friend” award is presented to an exemplary library advocate at our annual membership meeting. Deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015.
  • FOGL’s 2016 “FABULOUS FRIENDS” AWARD. Similar in nature to the above, these outstanding nominees will have made a significant contribution to statewide advocacy efforts on behalf of Georgia’s libraries, or will have substantially contributed to the development of their local library or libraries. Deadline for nominations is also December 31, 2015.

Take a moment to review these opportunities and their applications on this web page.

Our mission is to support and develop your friends groups, and to build a grassroots network of local advocates who believe in the importance and power of our public libraries. Thank you for your time and consideration.