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.
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.
Published June 30, 2013
Tags: advocacy, Training, Webinar
Missed the webinar that taught 10 quick and easy ways to use your library’s busy summer calendar as an advocacy tool? You can view online a recorded video of the June 18th webinar, as well as a more detailed description.
Published June 12, 2013
Tags: advocacy, Training, Webinar
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.
4/22/2013 UPDATE: Per ALA Washington Office, this webinar has been canceled:
“Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel tomorrow’s webinar titled, “What to Know Before You Go to National Library Legislative Day (or Participate from the Safety of your Community!).” Stephanie Vance, our advocacy consultant, is dealing with a family emergency.
For anyone interested, here is the link the webinar we did before Leg Day last year: http://vimeo.com/40158365
The specifics have obviously changed but the advocacy tips remain quite relevant. Additionally, first time participants are encouraged to attend “Pre-Conference” at the Washington Office on May 6 from 3-5pm. Stephanie and I will lead that session.”
Continue reading ‘CANCELED – Free Webinar on 4/23: Nat’l Library Legislative Day information’
Carrie Russell from the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office will offer an online workshop entitled “Copyright for K-12 Librarians and Educators” on Thursday, April 11th from 2:30-4pm. The workshop description states that it will offer guidance on ways to legally provide materials to students by exploring common scenarios encountered by school educators and librarians and is based on her book by the same title. Registration is through the ALA Store. This is not a free workshop. See the registration page of individual and group rates.
Still trying to figure out the fiscal cliff, how it impacts libraries or what you can do about it? Then watch the video of the informative January 17th webinar on those very topics. The slides are also available.