If you are heading down to New Orleans for the Annual Conference of the American Library Association, you may be interested in attending this program on federal advocacy:
Federal Advocacy – Take it to the next level!
Congress has a long to-do list for the end of this year and into 2012. The reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act and appropriations for FY2012 are just a few of the items on their agenda that affect libraries. This program will cover a variety of skills and strategies to make you the best federal advocate you can be.
Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: MCC – Rm. 276
If you are attending the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in June, you may be interested in the advocacy program being offered by the ALA Washington Office. Details, including how to RSVP, are included below.
Title: Federal Advocacy – Take it to the next level!
Description: The current political climate in Washington, D.C. offers challenges – and, believe it or not, opportunities – for librarians. Faced with proposed budget cuts for school libraries, literacy programs and library technology services to ongoing copyright and privacy issues, it’s time to speak up and make a difference! This session will provide you with the tools and resources you need to build your advocacy skills. You’ll walk away with a step-by-step plan for developing and delivering your message, building relationships with legislators (including how to run a successful site visit) and, most important, engaging others in the community. It’s time to speak up and speak out – you’re the only ones who can!
Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (lunch will not be provided, but feel free to bring your own)
Space is limited – please RSVP to Kristin Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Videos are now available online for some programs at the Annual Conference from the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office.
“All Politics Is Local: Positioning Libraries for Success in the Capital” was a program offered at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Washington, DC. Subjects covered including libraries and the national broadband plan, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), cyber security and more. A video of the program is now available online. See the District Dispatch posting for more information, including a link to the video.
The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is offering several programs during the upcoming Annual Conference in Washington DC. For more information on their programs, see “The Beltway Insider“.
“Library Advocacy Day: What to Know Before You Go,” a training session to help prepare you for the event, will be offered during the American Library Association (ALA) Conference. Anyone may attend this free training session and you do not have to be registered for the ALA Conference. The details and a program description appear below. The training session will basically be the same as the webinar by the same title that was presented on May 24th, with some more time spent on federal legislation and issues. If you can’t make it to the training session and missed the webinar, the video of the webinar is available online.
For more information on Library Advocacy Day, please view the posting on the Maryland Library Association’s Legislative Panel blog.
Library Advocacy Day: What to Know Before You Go
Do you have questions about Library Advocacy Day? Are you attending Congressional meetings, and aren’t sure how they work? Are you registered to volunteer, but aren’t sure what to do? This is perfect opportunity to have all your questions answered. Stephanie Vance and Kristin Murphy will walk you through how the rally will work, what hot federal issues will be discussed and what to expect when you talk to your members of Congress. If you’ve registered to volunteer, you’ll also have a chance to ask questions and find out where you need to be at what time.
Date: June 26, 2010
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Room: Washington Convention Center, Room 103 B