Member Spotlight Podcasts

A conversation with Katie Kier, James Region Librarian of the Year

A conversation with Monica Cabarcas, VAASL's Diversity and Inclusion Chair

Listen to more conversations with VAASL members


What is advocacy?

According to Merriam Webster Advocacy is “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal."


Three Strands for Advocacy

  • Individual
  • Organizational
  • Legislative

Advocate at the State Level

  1. Get to know your legislator
  2. Know the issues
  3. Tell Your Library’s Story
  4. Schedule an appointment with your legislator
  5. Invite your legislator to your school

Advocacy Spotlights

Fill out the VAASL Advocacy Spotlight form and volunteer to advocate for libraries by sharing the great things you do!


Building Relationships


ALA Advocacy Toolkit

 ALA Position Statements

Who are your (state) Legislators?