Free Frontline Advocacy webinar to teach library staff how to promote the value of libraries everyday

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/12/2010


CHICAGO – Learn how to empower all levels of library staff to become better advocates for their libraries and themselves by joining American Library Association (ALA) 2009-2010 President Camila Alire for a free “Frontline Advocacy” webinar from 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. CST on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.

Presented by Dr. Alire, dean emeritus at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University; Julie Todaro, dean of library services at Austin Community College in Austin; Patty Wong, librarian/chief archivist of the Yolo County Library in California; and Marci Merola, director, ALA Office for Library Advocacy, this webinar will focus on techniques frontline advocates can use to promote the diverse professionals, resources and services of public, school, academic and special libraries every day.

Attendees will learn about the importance of this new level of library advocacy and how it differs from legislative advocacy; best practices on how to get frontline staff empowered and engaged to integrate frontline advocacy into patron and constituent interactions; and receive teaching and training guides for presenting content on a local level.

This webinar is targeted to educate and train librarians, administrators/managers, library educators, library school students, trainers/staff development personnel and public servicing library support staff from all types of libraries.

Registration is mandatory.  Visit to sign up today.