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Free Advocacy Webinar on Wed 10/3 for staff serving children & families

Advocacy for Everyone  (All staff serving children and families)

Presented by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA

Wednesday, 10/3/2018

  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Join library advocates from various states as they share their case studies of advocating for libraries on the local, state, and national level. Our guests will discuss their top advocacy tips that you can implement into your daily work practice. This webinar is geared toward library staff who want to more effectively advocate and communicate their library’s value to stakeholders, but aren’t sure where to start. Panelists will include managers and non-managers. This webinar will not review legislation.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  •  Learn about tools for advocacy.
  •  Have a better understanding of advocacy and how to intentionally advocate for library services and resources.
  •  Learn tips to put into daily practice from experienced library advocate

Who Should Attend

All staff serving children and families.

Instructors

This webinar is organized by members of the Advocacy and Legislation and Managing Children’s Services committees.

Gretchen Caserotti, Library Director, Meridian Library District; Kristy Cooper, The Library Defense Network; Brian Hart, Board Member, EveryLibrary; Constance Moore, Vice President, Bucks County Free Library

Registration Cost

ALSC is offering this webinar free of charge. During the webinar presentation, due to platform capacity, only the first 100 attendees to log in will be able to access the free webinar. However, all registrants will receive a direct link to the webinar archive post-webinar.

How to Register

Click here to register for this webinar.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access

Contact

Kristen Figliulo

ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education

kfigliulo@ala.org

(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026

 

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Participate in Copyright Law Tweetchat on Jan. 7th

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Can you legally photocopy pages from that textbook? Can students legally remix music for school assignments? What does fair use mean, and how can it be applied in the school library or classroom? If you are a school librarian or educator who is confused by copyright law, you’re not alone. School principals, superintendents, educators and librarians have specific questions about copyright law but often find themselves without guidance on the subject.

On January 7, 2014, from 6:00-7:00p.m. EST, school leaders will have the opportunity to have their questions answered during an interactive tweetchat with copyright expert and bestselling author Carrie Russell. Participants can submit questions and take part in the free tweetchat by using the #k12copylaw hashtag.

For more information, please see the District Dispatch post.

Thomas.gov information is now on Congress.gov

Effective November 19, 2013, when accessing Thomas.gov, you will be redirected to Congress.gov. Congress.gov has grown since it’s beta release in Fall 2012 through a collaborative effort between the Library of Congress, U.S. Senate, U.S. Representatives, and Government Printing Office (GPO). The new site includes bill status, texts and summaries, direct links from bills to cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Record, committee reports, legislative process videos and committee profile pages going as far back as the 103rd Congress.

The Library of Congress will offer webinar classes on Congress.gov on January 16th, March 11th, and May 15th.  To register, complete the seminar form at http://beta.congress.gov/help. Basic help information is also available through this link.

Free Webinar – The Fiscal Situation in Washington – And How it Gives Librarians a HUGE Advantage

The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, November 13th, 4-5pm. Despite Congress’ lack of popularity, libraries have a huge advantage. Learn how to use that advantage to avoid setbacks and even make great strides forward. Advocacy resources being developed in response to an ALA Washington Office survey will also be reviewed. Registration for this webinar is available online.

ALA Town Hall on Ebooks

If you care to listen to the American Library Association (ALA) Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks last week,  the archive of the webinar is available to view at your leisure. You may also download the slides.

A summary of the session is available on the American Libraries E-content blog, “ALA Moves Forward in Ebook Arena.” The town hall highlights ALA advocacy during the past two years, focusing on the intensive engagement with the largest book publishers. Future directions for ALA, libraries, and the publishing industry are also discussed. To keep up on future developments, check out the American Libraries E-content Blog—the place for major news and developments on library ebooks and ALA.

Ebook library lending discussion on 10/23/2013

ALA leaders are encouraging librarians  to join the ebook library lending discussion by registering for the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m.- noon Central time, Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Online registration is available here.

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.


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