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Library Advocacy Day Training @ALA Conference

“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. 

Training Session:

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

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Library Advocacy Day Video Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the Library Advocacy Day Video Contest were announced.  The winning videos are posted on the District Dispatch.

Information on Library Advocacy Day may be viewed on the blog for the Maryland Library Association Legislative Panel’s blog posting.

Video Available of Webinar “What to Know Before You Go to the Library Advocacy Day Rally”

On Monday, the American Library Association’s Washington Office held a webinar entitled “What to Know Before You Go to the Library Advocacy Day Rally.”  If you did participate, hopefully you are more energized!  If you missed it, you can now view a video of the webinar online.  For a link to the video, see the District Dispatch posting.

During the webinar, some misinformation about Maryland’s plans was brought to light.  In Maryland, people are encouraged to participate in the rally and the visits with members of Congress.  If you are interested in visiting members of Congress, please contact Natalie Edington at nedington@aacpl.net.  Natalie is the State Coordinator for Maryland her job is to coordinate federal advocacy efforts of the Maryland library community.  As was stated in the webinar, it is important to present a coordinated effort, and not overwhelm and confuse legislators with numerous visits for the same cause. 

For more information on Library Advocacy Day, please view the posting on the Maryland Library Association’s Legislative Panel blog.

Webinar for Library Advocacy Day Rally Volunteers

If you have registered to volunteer and help out with the Library Advocacy Day Rally in June, then this webinar on June 8th is for you!  See the District Dispatch posting for details on the webinar, including a link to register.

If you have not yet signed up to volunteer to assist with the Rally, it’s not too late!  Complete the Volunteer Registration form and someone from the American Library Association’s Washington Office should contact you.

Library Advocacy Day is Tuesday, June 29th and the Rally will be held at 11:00am in Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill.  For more information about Library Advocacy Day, check out the Maryland Library Association Legislative Panel’s blog posting.

Webinar: What to Know Before You Go to the Library Advocacy Day Rally!

The American Library Association’s Washington Office will be offering a webinar on Monday, May 24th from 4-5pm to share more information about the Library Advocacy Day Rally and how you can help.  Registration information is available on the District Dispatch.

 If you have not yet registered for the Library Advocacy Day Rally on Tuesday, June 29th at 11:00am, it’s not too late!  Registration is free and does not require that you register for the ALA Annual Conference.  To register for the Rally, go to the Library Advocacy Day website, scroll down and click the red and blue “Register Now” button.  If you have trouble registering, check out the registration guide.

 For more information about the rally, including details specific to Maryland libraries, see the Legislative Panel’s blog posting.

Library Advocacy Day Rally – Details on Logistics

The American Library Association’s Washington Office has posted a Rally memo with details on logistics for the Library Advocacy Day Rally on Tuesday, June 29th at 11:00am.

For information on the Rally, including details specific to Maryland libraries, see the earlier blog posting.

ALA announces Library Advocacy Day Video Contest with $$$ prizes

The American Library Association (ALA) is holding a video contest to find the best videos that promote the importance of libraries and motivate people to participate in Library Advocacy Day (LAD).  Prize money is available for the winning videos.  Videos must be submitted by May 26th.   See the District Dispatch posting for contest details.

Information on Library Advocacy Day may be viewed on the blog for the Maryland Library Association Legislative Panel’s blog posting.


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