Just Released by ALA and Freely Available to Download: “Libraries Build Business Communications Toolkit”
From the American Libraries Association:
Today the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Policy & Advocacy office (PPA), in partnership with Co/lab Capacity, released the Libraries Build Business Communications Toolkit. The toolkit provides tools and resources for library workers to promote their small business support services, grow and maintain relationships with local partners, and advocate to policymakers on the important role libraries play in the small business ecosystem.
The Communications Toolkit includes outreach plans targeting four key audiences: small business owners, small business support organizations, elected officials and decision makers, and library staff. Library workers looking to broaden their community’s perception of the library, learn more about the small business community, encourage support, and create partnerships will find materials pertinent and adaptable to their needs. The toolkit also helps its users prepare for meetings, presentations to community members, and events—as well as help library workers build confidence in discussing their small business offerings.
The toolkit is freely available to download for all library workers on the Libraries Build Business webpage and includes templates for presentations, flyers, and outreach materials, as well as talking points to adapt and customize.
Direct to Libraries Build Business Communications Toolkit
48 pages; PDF.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.