Last Thursday, the 113th session of Congress opened. For Maryland, there was one new elected official going to Washington, DC. Congressman John Delaney will be representing the 6th District. This seat was formerly occupied by Congressman Roscoe Bartlett.
If you’re wondering how to connect with your representatives or what issues the 113th Congress may consider, you may want to check out the webinar video “Election Update and Connecting with the New Congress” from the American Library Association Washington Office. See the District Dispatch post for details on how to access the video, slide deck and handouts.
The video of this August 30th webinar entitled 10 Quick and Painless Steps to Effective Advocacy for Libraries is now available. Learn about 10 easy actions you can take, including writing personalized letters, building coalition, and using social media.
The video for the October 29th webinar on USDA funds for rural libraries is now available online. (See the earlier blog posting for a program description.) Presentation slides are also available.
The video of the ALA Washington Office webinar, Libraries and the Elections: How You Can Be Involved & Make a Difference, is now available online. (See an earlier blog posting for a program description.) Go to the District Dispatch posting to view the video.
Published July 21, 2010
advocacy , Federal , Library Legislative Day
Tags: advocacy, LAD, Library Advocacy Day, National Library Legislative Day, NLLD, Photo, Rally, Video
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.
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.