Advocacy Spotlight

Advocacy Spotlight: Sara Kelly Johns Encourages School Librarians to Publicize Their Libraries Every Week

Sara Kelly Johns is a New York-based veteran advocate for school libraries. Johns currently works as a school librarian at a middle-high school and teaches for the School Library and Information Technologies program at Mansfield University. Johns previously served as the president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) from 2007-2008. She is the AASL Division Councilor for the ... Read More »

Advocacy Spotlight: New Jersey Leader Uses Community Base to Advocate for Libraries

Pat Tumulty is the executive director of the New Jersey Library Association, the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey. As the head of the 1600-member organization, Tumulty coordinates statewide advocacy efforts and represents libraries to legislators. Additionally, she serves as the chair of the American Library Association’s ALA Committee on Advocacy, working to encourage library advocacy across the ... Read More »

Advocacy Spotlight: Brandy Hamilton Uses Passion for Documentaries and Storytelling to Support Libraries

Brandy Hamilton is the public policy chair for the North Carolina Library Association and the regional library manager at the East Regional Library in Knightdale, Wake County, NC. Hamilton coordinated the North Carolina group of the 2012 National Library Legislative Day event in Washington, D.C., helping the advocacy team earn the distinction of being the largest state group to participate ... Read More »