Yes, I want to Speak Up for my library!  Speakup

My library is important to me, so please send an e-mail when my library needs help, or when libraries in general need my support. I am willing to contact my elected officials to let them know how important library resources and services are to me and my family.

Wisconsin Library Association’s Position on Cross County Payments

The Library Development and Legislation (LD&L) Committee of Wisconsin Library Association prepared a position paper regarding the cross county payment system that was enacted into law with Act 420.  County payments across county borders is a critically important issue to libraries throughout the state.  You can read that position paper here.

Guide for Setting Up a Candidates’ Forum

Informed citizens are key to democracy!  The library, as the most important source of information in a community, can offer citizens the opportunity to meet and hear from local candidates prior to an election.  Learn how to do that here.   See a sample press release here Sample questions can be found here.

Library Legislation

Library legislation SB466/AB609 (the “Return of Library Materials” legislation) has been enacted into law.  This law clarifies the process that libraries in Wisconsin may use to retrieve long overdue items or compensation for their replacement.  Read more here and at the WLA website here.

Wisconsin Library Association Seeking Donations and Pledges for Advocacy

Click here to join the effort to help Wisconsin Library Association fund library advocacy.  The Wisconsin Library Association makes our libraries stronger.  Help them be strong!

Legislators of the Bridges Library System Area

Click here to find the list (with links) of all the legislators in the Waukesha and Jefferson County area that encompasses the Bridges Library System.

Wisconsin Library Association’s Legislative Day

This day is held annually in February.  Click here to learn more about past events.

Using Impact Data in Advocacy

Learn more about how to use data to demonstrate the impact of what your library provides to its community here.

Impact of Libraries

Find research on the why libraries matter here.

Telling the Library Story

Here is a wealth of information for how to tell the library story from the state library of Iowa.