The Declaration for the Right to Libraries
You can now sign theÂ Declaration for the Right to Libraries online? Â Have you signed? Â Is your library holding a signing event? Have you put the the logo and link on your web site, facebook page, other community sites, etc?
What is the Declaration for the Right to Libraries?
The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is the cornerstone document of ALA President Barbara Striplingâ€™s presidential initiative,Â Libraries Change Lives, which is designed to build the public will and sustained support for Americaâ€™s right to libraries of all types â€“ academic, special school and public.
In the next year, libraries of all types will hold signing ceremonies, during which community members can visibly declare their right to have vibrant libraries in their community.Â The signing ceremony is intended to serve as the launching point for continued and vibrant community engagement to:
- Increase public and media awareness about the critical role of libraries in communities around theÂ country
- Inspire ongoing conversations about the role of the library in the community
- Cultivate a network of community allies and advocates for the library
- Position the library as a trusted convener to help in the response to community issues (via: I Love Libraries)
- Declaration home page
- PDF of the document (English, Spanish & Mandarin Chinese)
- Text of the declaration
- Web badge/logo** – put it on your website, facebook page, school & community websites
- Facebook page – Like and share.
- Tweet with hashtagÂ #right2libs
** Code for web page badge might need tweaking, try using the following code:
<a href=”http://www.ilovelibraries.org/declaration”><img src=”http://www.ilovelibraries.org/sites/ilovelibraries.org/files/content/Declaration_Badge250x124.jpg” alt=”We’ve signed the declaration. Have you? ilovelibraries.org/declaration”></a>
It will look like this: