on August 03, 2017 Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Using Power Mapping to Advocate More Effectively for Your Library

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Originally presented Aug 3, 2017

A broad base of community support is essential to a healthy library. Sometimes, though, you have initiatives and plans for your library that are never going to fly without support from key decision makers within your community. So how do you win support from those key people? The answer: Power Mapping. Power Mapping is a political technique that allows you to identify specific influencers and secure their support for your cause.

Patrick "PC" Sweeney will walk you through the details of the Power Mapping technique and explain how it can be applied in your own local context. Patrick is a veteran of many library campaigns and is the Political Director at EveryLibrary.

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To help you more effectively implement Power Mapping for your library and engage other library stakeholders in the process, the following materials are provided:

Free online Power Mapping tutorial

You can engage with this tutorial at one sitting or in a series of short time snippets. It includes short, engaging videos and concise, sequential instruction.


These worksheets provide a template for the specific exercises described in the training.


This is the PowerPoint Patrick presented.


EveryLibrary helps secure funding for libraries at the ballot box. We train, coach, and consult with library communities on Information Only and Vote YES campaigns. EveryLibrary is donor supported in our pro-bono work. We believe that any library campaign anywhere should matter to every library everywhere.

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