Telling your economic impact stories

Use this form to frame your library economic impact story based on Jamie Larue's five factors. We will post it on our advocacy site with your permission (NOTE: Stories will not automatically appear on the site after submission; please allow 3-4 days for your story to be uploaded). Our goal is to use this site when advocating for NC libraries both statewide and nationally.

We need your stories!!

* 1. What primary congressional district is your library in?

Not sure? Copy and paste this URL: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/findyourreps.xpd?state=NC

* 2. So we can properly categorize your story, please let us know:

* 3. According to Jamie Larue (2011), telling an excellent library story entails five elements. Please use fictitious names unless you have explicit permission to use them publicly.

Element 1: Give me a person - You need a specific name of a person (not a general group) or people.

Please describe who your story is about and provide a really brief description of who they are.

* 4. Element 2: Give me a problem - What is the problem the library helps solve for this individual/individuals?

* 5. Element 3: Give me an intervention - How did the library help solve this problem for the individual/individuals?

* 6. Element 4: Give me a happy ending - What is the positive ending (be as specific as possible not just "they lived happily ever after")?

* 7. Element 5: Give me a way to remember this - What is the tag line (which ONE applies best) for your story? Give your story a title in the field below (optional).

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