Advocacy

“What Is and What’s Next: Making Assessment and New Opportunities,” a free webinar focusing on academic, public and school libraries that are building community and supporting student and user success through making, was originally broadcast on Wednesday, March 05, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST.
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Part of a series of 20 minute webinars presented by the AASL Advocacy Committee in conjunction with School Library Month 2012, this webinar helps school librarians when making the case to justify their school library program needs.
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During the webinar, experts will demonstrated ideas on how to raise awareness of our First Amendment rights and the power and value of books every day and not just during one week in September.
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NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. Access to the recording can be purchased. Acclaimed writers and educators/librarians, Pat Scales and James LaRue will talk about difficult conversations with parents. Parents are often coming from an emotional place that has less to do with a book they're upset about and more to do with a changing world and a loss of control as their children grow up. They will share insights to guide the response from defensive to embracing, empathetic, and educational.
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn what resources are available to help make the case for libraries.
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NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. Access to the recording can be purchased. During the webinar, Kristin Pekoll and Millie Davis will focus on ways to prepare your colleagues who may not be as familiar with the First Amendment’s right to read and the censorship that is still happening in our country.
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Running a successful library frequently requires political savvy. Whether you’re working on a community-wide initiative, proposing an annual budget, or just want to make sure you have a seat at the table, it helps to know what makes city and county officials tick. Learn how to make the connections, open up communications, and help your library get the attention it deserves.
he Declaration for the Right to Libraries initiative has flourished as a successful public awareness, advocacy and community engagement tool since its launch last year. This final, free webinar in ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives series will feature case studies of how this initiative is being used to create positive change in libraries. The webinar was broadcast on Monday, June 9, 2014.
ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Winter Webinar series “Building Community Through Making,” featuring nationally recognized speakers and innovative library leaders, began Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
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Navigating government offices and officials can be complicated and incredibly overwhelming. But advocacy is important. Speakers, Lisa Lindle, Grassroots Communications Specialist of the Office of Government Relations and Deborah Caldwell Stone, Deputy Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom are going to make communication easy and accessible.

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