Download audio and video PSAs (public service announcements) from best-selling authors, then embed them on your library's website, Facebook page, or blog. Currently these authors are included, with more to come: Scott Turow, Sara Paretsky, Sharon Draper, and Brad Meltzer. Participating authors taped :15, :20 and :30 second video PSAs on such issues as library funding, libraries’ support of literacy, value of libraries and much more. Authors also shared personal stories on their love for libraries which also will be available for download.
Authors understand the key roles libraries play and are natural allies in these challenging times. Our Authors, Our Advocates’ will highlight well-known and passionate authors that will speak out on the value of and importance of sustaining library service.
The American Library Association (ALA) is providing these PSAs, which are part of ALA’s “Our Authors, Our Advocates” national library advocacy public awareness campaign. Sources:
- Visibility @ Your Library: ALA to release “Our Authors, Our Advocates” advocacy tools
- ilovelibraries.org: Our Authors, Our Advocates: Authors Speak Out for Libraries