Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach


Presented Live: June 10, 2019

Library Trustees, advocates, Friends, Foundations, directors, and staff are invited to hear from experts about the difference between grassroot and grasstop advocates, how to identify them in their communities, and how to engage them in their efforts. Attendees will learn how to build key library advocates to cultivate allies and develop constituencies in support of their positions at every level of government.


  • Julius Jefferson, 2020-2021 ALA president
  • Kathi Kromer, associate executive director of ALA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office
  • Skip Dye, 2018-2019 United for Libraries president and vice president of library marketing and digital sales at Penguin Random House