Interactive advocacy workshops, discussions and presentations focused on critical advocacy topics are the focus of The Advocacy Corner, to take place in the Membership Pavilion at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
Topics range from political action committees, budget negotiations, and using Library Snapshot Day data in your advocacy efforts, to updates from the Association for Library Services to Children, the Washington Update, Office for Library Advocacy and @ your Library ®, and the Campaign for America’s Libraries.
Advocacy Corner sessions take place every 30 minutes from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, presented in the ALA Member Pavilion on the Exhibit Floor of the McCormick Place Convention Center.
- 12 - 12:30 PM - Megan Humphrey, "@ Your Library Highlights"
- 12:30 - 1:00 PM - Susan Schmidt, "Get a Bigger Piece of the Budget Pie"
- 1:00 - 1:30 PM - Ted Wegner, “How the Washington Office Can Help You Advocate: Key Legislative Resources”
- 1:30 - 2:00 PM - Patricia Glass Schuman
- 2:00 - 2:30 PM - Patricia Tumulty, "Library Snapshot Day"
- 12 - 12:30 PM - John Chrastka, "Get Out the Library Vote"
- 12:30 - 1:00 PM - Kristen Simensen & Faith Line, “Don’t Think This is A One-Shot Deal – The Importance of Ongoing Advocacy”
- 1:00 - 1:30 PM - Beth Nawalinski, “Best Methods of Communication with Local Legislators”
- 2:00 - 2:30 PM - Jenna Nemec-Loise, "Everyday Advocacy"
Library Snapshot Day provides a way for libraries of all types across a state, region, system or community to show what happens in a single day in their libraries. How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job? Doing their taxes? Doing their homework? This initiative provides an easy means to collect statistics, photos and stories that will enable library advocates to prove the value of their libraries to decision-makers and increase public awareness.
ALA's offices and divisions sponsor a variety of library promotions throughout the year that libraries of all types all across the country can get involved with to promote libraries and create awareness of library issues.
Learn how you can bring these promotions to your library.
* Download materials from past Advocacy Institute workshops.