Chair: Dorcas Hand
Staff liaison: Allison Cline
Board liaison: Jody Howard
To coordinate the advocacy plan of the Association and to recommend a structure for AASL to use in designating responsibility for continuing advocacy work.
Act as a coordinating body for tasks forces on specific advocacy issues.
Assign representation to the ALA Advocacy Coordinating Group.
Develop a comprehensive plan for ongoing advocacy activities in AASL consistent with the new Strategic Plan.
Create a process to collect, on an ongoing basis, relevant national data points that members can use in support of national, state, and local advocacy messages.
Develop and implement educational opportunities to train members on how to be involved in national, state, and local advocacy.
Develop and implement a plan to communicate AASL advocacy messages, resources, and educational opportunities available to members.