Your Phone Can Make You "Super Library Advocate"

Posted by Lisa Strand on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Federal Legislation

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Earlier this month, ALA sent out their first action alert using a new advocacy tool, Mobile Commons. This was an exciting first step because it was our first time using mobile technology with our network of strong library advocates.

Mobile Commons allows ALA to send text message alerts to their mobile list. From there, advocates can connect directly to their legislators simply by responding to the text. Mobile Commons also enables ALA to post click-to-call alerts on our webpages. The alert connects advocates, whether they're on our mobile list or not, to their legislator's office simply by entering their phone number on our page and clicking "call."

As we move forward in this legislative year, WLA encourages you to to sign up for text alerts from ALA to stay on top of federal issues important to libraries. It's as simple as texting "library" to 877877 or signing up online. It's a great way to stay up to date on library issues and to engage in hassle free advocacy.

Check out the short video on Mobile Commons.

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