You've fought for libraries in your community. You know when every budget hearing will take place and who sits next to who at the budget table. You can make a rally happen in an afternoon and can write petition copy in your sleep (which you never get). You are the consummate library advocate...and you are EXHAUSTED.
How do you deal with Advocate Burnout? How do you restart your efforts and get that fire back in your belly? The speakers are the leadership from Urban Librarians Unite and they have read through the night, dressed up like zombies, and testified at hearing after hearing for libraries. They have been burnout out, restarted, and burned out more times than they can count.
Let's talk about how you can advocate for libraries in the long term and keep yourself engaged in the fight for round after round after round.
Meeting Type: Conversation Starter
Interests: Advocacy, Funding, Guidelines and Standards, Leadership, Legislation, Librarianship, Outreach Services, Personnel and Staffing, Project Management, Public Relations, Social Change, Strategic Planning, Training, Transforming Libraries, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Academic, Association, Elementary School, Joint Use, Library School, Middle School, Museum, Native, Nonprofit, Other, Prison Library, Public, Regional System, Rural, School/Media Center, Special, State Library, Tribal
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
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Brooklyn, New York