Advocacy Events at the ALA 2013 Midwinter Meeting

Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations

Friday, January 25
9:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Seattle Sheraton, Redwood

Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to share best practices with your counterparts from across the country. Learn the latest in fundraising techniques, library governance, library advocacy, promotion, and more! Coffee and tea will be served for a meet and great at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own followed by a dynamic afternoon of roundtable discussions. Please RSVP that you will attend by emailing

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Innovative Advocacy in Action!: An Advocacy Institute Workshop

Friday, January 25
1:00 p.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Washington State Convention Center, TCC 305

Now, more than ever, the citizen's voice is key to advocacy efforts of libraries. Learn how community organizations from across the U.S. have used their voices to impact funding for all types of libraries. Attendees will learn to engage their communities to successfully advocate on behalf of libraries and librarians, hear of sometimes radical tactics for promoting and supporting libraries, and see demonstrations of practical applications of resources from the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.

Registration is $75. For more information and to register for the ALA Midwinter Meeting, visit


ALA Washington Office Update: Legislative Issues -- What the Election Results Mean for Libraries: An Outlook for the New Congress

Saturday, January 26
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room 602-603

In early January 2013, members of the 113th United States Congress will be sworn in to office. Come hear Cook Political Report Senior Editor Jennifer Duffy—an expert on the U.S. Senate with over 25 years of experience—discuss the ways that the changes in Congress will impact the political landscape for library issues. Duffy will assess the political climate to help library supporters target messages that effectively resonate with legislators. Additionally, she will discuss the upcoming congressional legislation on issues that affect libraries. This event is sponsored by the Learning Express.