University of Wisconsin–Madison

Advocate with Data: Tell Your Story Effectively

Every library has a compelling story to tell, but librarians can sometimes be tight-lipped when it comes to sharing successes. Using data as a core tool, this course will cover how to share your library’s story with stakeholders in an effective and visually appealing way. You will learn to effectively present annual statistics and other highlights to a broad audience in person, print, and via social media. We will also touch briefly on creating a grassroots advocacy campaign. Whether you have a major event approaching or would simply like your community to understand the library better, this class provides the skills to take action.

At a glance

When: Jul 6 – Aug 16, 2020

Where: Online

Cost: $250 (10% discount if you register 2 weeks in advance!)

CE Credit: 2.0 CEUs/20 LEUs

Program: #303821

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Register online

Register by phone: Pyle Center, (608) 262-2451

Register by fax or mail: Print a Registration Form

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins

Course details


  • Advocacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Social Media
  • Data Visualization
  • Creating an Annual Report
  • Basic Graphic Design


Patrick Bodily is a Public Library Consultant and State Data Coordinator at the Idaho Commission for Libraries.