Charge: To encourage librarians and library workers to advocate for and with teens through local engagement with elected officials, including members of Congress who are on recess in July & Aug.; to provide library staff with information, best practices, training, tools and resources to help them build relationships with elected officials and inform officials about the critical role libraries play in supporting teen school success and college and career readiness; to track District Days participation by members; and to collaborate with the YALSA Legislation Committee, as appropriate. Taskforce size: 5-7 virtual members including the chair and at least two members from the previous year. Term: 6 months
Committee size: 5 - 7 virtual members including at least two members from the previous year.
- Current membership in YALSA
- In order to accomplish work in a virtual environment taskforce members must be competent users of web 2.0 tools, including but not limited to wikis, e-chats and ALA Connect.
- Legislative advocacy experience
- Knowledge of issues and legislation impacting the library community
Staff Liaison: Beth Yoke