Advocacy and Marketing Resources

OPLA’s advocacy and marketing resources are grouped here to assist Ontario public libraries in preparing their own talking points, reports, elevator speeches, or TED Talks about opportunities and challenges we are all facing. We hope these resources help you be facilitators in your communities at every level. As David Lankes says in his book, "Expect More," "To facilitate is not to sit back and wait to be asked…no one ever changed the world waiting to be asked. No, you should expect the facilitation of librarians and libraries to be proactive, collaborative, and transformational. Libraries and librarians facilitate knowledge creation, working to make you and your community smarter."

A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community that they might not normally engage with. Visit the Human Library Toolkit webpage for more information.