Advocacy

Advocacy Tools for Libraries  |  Library Funding website

Library administrators and trustees are an integral part of the OLC’s grassroots advocacy efforts. As an advocate, you play a key role in educating your community about why libraries are essential. The OLC has created and collected a variety of resources and tools to help educate our communities about why Ohio’s public libraries are essential.

Legislative Day

Join library directors, fiscal officers and trustees are we put a local face on the impact public libraries make all across the state. Make plans now to attend the 2017 Legislative Day on Wednesday, March 29 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.

OLC Legislative Network

The Legislative Network supports the OLC in its advocacy efforts on behalf of public libraries. Find your Legislative Network contact (PDF).

OLC Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee develops the OLC legislative platform, analyzes legislative issues that could potentially impact Ohio’s public libraries and the customers they serve, and advises staff the advocacy strategy to serve the best interest of Ohio’s public library community.

Statewide ROI Report

The OLC conducted a statewide return on investment study of Ohio’s public libraries and the economic benefit they provide to Ohio and its residents.