Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NYPL Advocacy Campaign

Photo by Aaron Colussi, via Flavoriwire.

Have you seen this wonderful campaign in support New York's public libraries?

The black-and-white photo essay shows loyal patrons of NYPL branches and chronicles who they are, how often they visit, and why they are using the library that day.

Why couldn't this simple form of advocacy work for a school library? Take photos of your most loyal patrons. Ask them why they're visiting. Publish the short photo essay on your library website or print a different one each week in your school's newsletter.

What a great way to communicate what our students and teachers think is important about our library programs.