Library Advocacy in the MLIS Degree and Early Career

This presentation discusses the significance of developing advocacy skills for libraries and their services, particularly emphasizing the early stages of one's graduate degree and career as a librarian. The presentation also covers practical strategies for graduate students and early career librarians interested in library advocacy, including building a professional network, establishing connections with advocacy stakeholders, and participating in library advocacy initiatives.


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About Martha McGehee

Martha provides extensive project management support across EveryLibrary's various activities and campaigns, most notably as Series Editor for our Medium magazine for the public. She holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences from UNC-Greensboro where she was designed an advocacy track for herself. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the NCLA Library Advocacy and Legislation Section and has interned for Cornelia Anderson Consulting. She began her tenure with EveryLibrary as a research and policy Intern.