Session 6 : Using Library Perception Information and Impact Data

Understanding perceptions of public libraries—what people think and feel about libraries—will inform advocacy planning. Evidence about how public libraries improve communities—or “impact data”—can help persuade and motivate target audiences to support the public library. This session will help participants learn about library perception information and impact data, and discuss how to use both in library advocacy efforts.

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  • Script : This customizable script discusses how to use library perception information and impact data and recommends ways to make the content as relevant as possible. It also includes trainer talking points and suggestions for how to deliver the training and activities you could do.
  • PowerPoint Presentation : This PowerPoint provides a visual component to accompany the script and help create an interactive, engaging session. It will help you keep participants’ attention and the session on track.
  • Handouts : Handouts include two case studies and reminders and tips for using library perception information and impact data.