Dewey Decibel Podcast: Advocacy: Anyone Can Do It

Episode 44 focuses on how to talk with local officials about your library

November 22, 2019

Dewey Decibel, episode 44: Advocacy: Anyone Can Do It

In Episode 44, Dewey Decibel looks at the importance of library advocacy and offers tips on how to get involved.

First, American Libraries Senior Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart speaks with Denis Cotter, chair of Loudon County (Va.) Public Library Board of Trustees, about how the board successfully lobbied the county board of supervisors for the elimination of fines at the library. Next, American Libraries Associate Editor Sallyann Price talks to John Windmueller, work organizational training manager at Washington Improv Theater in Washington, D.C., about how learning improv comedy skills can help you become better at advocacy.

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