Myself and woodsiegirl (@woodsiegirl on Twitter) would like to look into how to move library advocacy on beyond the echo-chamber. That is to say, not just tossing good ideas around among ourselves, and not just preaching to the converted – but reaching the unconverted too.
Plenty has been talked about the image of librarians and libraries etc, but how do we go about addressing the misconceptions on a wider basis? At the moment, I reckon a very (very) crude representation of library advocacy might look a little like this:
What is the current state of play?
What can we do about it?
Who are the shining lights who can lead us by example?
Let’s try and get some debate going…