Archive for June, 2013

Webinar video available – Advocacy Recycling: Leverage existing events and resources for lasting advocacy impact

Missed the webinar that taught 10 quick and easy ways to use your library’s busy summer calendar as an advocacy tool? You can view online a recorded video of the June 18th webinar, as well as a more detailed description.

Free Webinar – Advocacy Recycling: Leverage existing events and resources for lasting advocacy impact

 

Learn ten quick and easy ways to use your library’s busy summer calendar as an advocacy tool to show elected officials what your library does to benefit the community and schools. This free webinar offered by the American Library Association will be held on Tuesday, June 18th from 4-5pm. For a more detailed description and to sign up, go to the registration page.

National Library Legislative Day 2013 – A look back

About a month ago, Maryland library advocates joined over 350 advocates from across the country to participate in National Library Legislative Day, an annual advocacy event coordinated by the American Library Association. Many of the legislator visits have occurred over the past month because of the conflict with the Maryland Library Association / Delaware Library Association Conference.

Overall, advocacy efforts were a success! Key issues included appropriations funding for public and school libraries and access to government research. We were able to reach out to newly elected Congressman John Delaney. We also received a compliment from one legislative assistant about how organized libraries are in their advocacy efforts. Some photos are available on the National Library Legislative Day web site.

Many thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to the success—either in person or virtually!



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