Some academic librarians are incredibly enthusiastic about lobbying for library funding and legislative causes. Just not enough of them. We all need to take this seriously.
Steven Bell (as ACRL president-elect) blogs about library advocacy: "In the great scheme of all things political, the library profession is a perennial underdog. Academic librarians can help make a difference. Not every time. But nothing changes if too many of us choose to ignore the issues of the day." (http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/05/opinion/steven-bell/academic-librarians-could-be-better-lobbyists-from-the-bell-tower/)