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Communicating the Value of your Library to Elected Officials

Communicating the Value of your Library to Elected Officials


$25 per person for 4+registrations

How can librarians better communicate with the elected officials in their community? With a polarizing and sometimes stressful climate for librarians, the need to create partnerships and good will with elected officials is important. How can you let your elected officials understand the value your library provides to their constituents?


This webinar will discuss:

  • Suggestions for handling difficult conversations
  • Ideas for communicating and connecting all year with elected officials
  • Ideas for events and marketing campaigns to reach elected officials
  • Understanding where elected officials may be coming from

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that teaches digital citizenship to tens of thousands of parents, students, and educators across the world. Digital Respons-Ability’s products and services have been recognized internationally and they recently won a 2023 CODiES for “Best Digital Citizenship Solution.” Before her work with Digital Respons-Ability, Carrie worked for a decade in public libraries and continues to partner and work with libraries. Carrie regularly writes, speaks and researches on digital citizenship, parenting, technology, libraries and education. She is the award-winning author of seven books, including most recently: Deepening Digital Citizenship: a Guide to Systemwide Policy and Practice. Carrie lives with her family in Utah with a constant pile of books on her nightstand.

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