Library Advocacy


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

East Greenwich Free Library

Series: Media Smart Libraries in conjunction with ILART

Speaker(s): Group Discussion

“We have Google, why do we need librarians?” We have all faced this question. At a time when our President has proposed eliminating funding, school districts are cutting school library media positions, and academic libraries are having difficulty keeping fully staffed libraries, how do we answer this question? During small group discussions, we will gather the information and research we each use into a collective that we will share whole group at the end of the evening. After the conclusion of the program, a slideshow/pamphlet will be emailed to all participants that can be used for advocacy.

Please come prepared with research, flyers, or other materials that you rely on when answering the question of why we need librarians in today’s world.

This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14 and awarded to the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Attendance at this workshop could be applied to the Access & Use, Analyze & Evaluate, Create & Collaborate, Reflect, or Take Action digital badge.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm