Posts Tagged 'Rally'

Library Advocacy Day – Wrap Up

Library Advocacy Day was held on Tuesday, June 29th.  Over 1600 library supporters, including more than 100 people from Maryland, rallied on Capitol Hill.  Then many visited legislators to encourge support of libraries.  In addition, over 1100 people contacted legislators through Capwiz during Virtual Library Advocacy Week.  Many thanks to all who participated!  Here is a collection of photos and a video on the live event.

  • Video of the speakers during the Rally.
  • Photos from the Maryland Library Community.
  • Photos from other rally participants.
  • Photos from the American Library Association’s Washington Office.
  • Photos from the GaleCengage.

Also, you can read an article on the event on page 19 of the Summer edition of the The Crab, the newsletter of the Maryland Library Association.

Library Advocacy Day a success! Virtual Library Advocacy Week just getting started!

Many thanks to over 100 Maryland library supporters who came to Washington, DC on Tuesday to attend the Library Advocacy Day Rally and visit members of Congress.  Rally participants enjoyed hearing from Lauren Myracle (YA author whose books often appear on the Banned Books list) and two library supporters in Congress–Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)  and Congressman Vern Ehlers (R-MI).  About 1600 people from across the country attended the Rally.  Pictures will be posted soon.

If you couldn’t make it to Library Advocacy Day, you can still participate in Virtual Library Advocacy Week.  Thank you for any library support you can provide!

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

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.



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