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Before the ballot : building political support for library funding

Author: John Chrastka; Patrick "PC" Sweeney
Publisher: Chicago : ALA, Neal-Schuman, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""On the Path to the Ballot" will focus on Informational Communications Campaigns (commonly referred to as info-only campaigns) for library staff and administrators. The book will discuss the library's role in the years leading up to a campaign and the library's role during ballot measure campaigns. Our companion title "How to Win Elections ..." focused on building and running ballot measure committees and vote Yes
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chrastka; Patrick "PC" Sweeney
ISBN: 9780838917794 0838917798
OCLC Number: 1061866360
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Surfacing the library --
Insights into voter attitudes about libraries --
Radicalizing Americans about libraries --
Librarian as candidate --
Library as cause --
Creating the fundable plan --
Building partnerships and joining coalitions --
Relationship building with people who (should) care --
Defining audiences of potential supporters --
Messaging for funding support --
Understanding engagement with supporters and activists --
Transitioning into the informational communication campaign --
Where problems come from --
Why libraries lose --
Steps in the informational communications campaign --
Ideal 36 month campaign from "before the ballot" to election day --
Conclusion: everyday campaigning.
Responsibility: John Chrastka, Patrick "PC" Sweeney.

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Discusses how the day-to-day work of librarians, their communications with the public, and their roles and responsibilities in the community can help increase the willingness of public and local  Read more...

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