Ever wonder how major league lobbies (e.g., conservationists, gun owners, seniors, anti-tax groups, and health care industry) gain legislator's attention? How grassroots groups get started? Would you like to learn how to increase credibility and clout with your communities, boards, local officials, and state legislators? If so, look no further, for here is the first comprehensive lobbying handbook for advocates of public and school libraries and information services.
Richard S. Halsey was a library school dean from 1980 until 1993, and served as secretary of New York State Common Cause, executive director of the Citizens' Library Council of New York State, and chair of the Committee for the New York State Library.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Lobbying for Libraries: Historical and Current Contexts Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Organizing for Action and Lobbying Strategies Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Library Lobbying: Plans and Tactics Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Coalitions: Advantages and Pitfalls Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Library Advocates and the Law Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Advocacy Success Stories Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Critical Issues for Library Lobbyists Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Appendix A: From Issue Selection to Law: Decision Tree Chapter 12 Appendix B: Interview/Visit Report Form Chapter 13 Appendix C: Directory of Potential Coalition Partners Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author