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Idaho Talking Book Service State Initiative

Project tags:

equity & inclusion

information policy & ethics

social media

Social Impact Award
Project poster

We worked with the Idaho Library Association (ILA) and EveryLibrary to spearhead a grassroots advocacy campaign asking the Idaho Legislature to provide state funding for the Talking Book Service, which gives people with disabilities and vision impairments the opportunity to continue reading. We created an online petition and email campaign, secured the support of key stakeholders, and marketed the campaign via email, phone, and social media. Our efforts helped secure one-time state funding of $200,000 for the Talking Book Service and energized a community of civic-minded Idahoans who support the Talking Book Service and Idaho libraries.

Project participants:

Erin Kennedy


Huda Shaltry


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