What's Your E? - The E's of Libraries

Presented Live: September 24, 2019

You know that your library is vital to your community, but how do you communicate its importance to elected officials, community leaders, funders, and other key stakeholders? How can you talk about what your library does using their language? Learn how to use The E’s of Libraries® – Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, and Engagement – to demonstrate why your library is essential.

United for Libraries Board Member Alan Fishel will discuss the concept of The E's of Libraries® and how to overcome the "reality-perception" gap that comes with library advocacy.

Paula Miller, executive director of the Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library, will discuss how her library uses The E's of Libraries®, and how it was used for Maryland Library Legislative Day.

Charity Tyler, executive director of the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library Foundation, will discuss how to apply the E's to your library and Foundation.