To be a library advocate is to work to make sure the community has the best possible library service. Advocacy includes working to obtain adequate funding for the library; pursuing opportunities to meet and speak with community groups; getting to know the mayor and city council; making sure the community’s needs and interests are paramount when making board decisions.
There are more complete discussions of these topics in the following chapters: advocacy – Chapter 15
; planning – Chapter 19
; monitoring and evaluating – Chapter 16
; policies – Chapter 18
; hire and evaluate the library director – Chapters 12