The Benefits of Virtual Advocacy
ALA provides Engage software to 50 of its Chapters. With Engage, Chapters can educate their advocates with legislative resources and multiple grassroots calls-to-action at the local, state, and federal level; amplify asks year round to strengthen relationships with decision makers; create an action center and send personalized emails to keep your supporters updated on important news and legislation. And much more!
In addition to Engage, ALA offers you an array of state and local resources for your advocacy efforts. Join the State Legislative Discussion Group on ALA Connect as one of your many ALA Membership benefits. This group is for Legislative Chairs of state library associations, or their designees, to network and share best practices. To join this group, please contact Megan Cusick, email@example.com.
You can find your Chapter's site below. FAQ on Engage
ALA / Engage Office Hours Schedule
Bring your questions for the CQ Engage support team and talk with other Engage administrators.
Engage Office Hours
Friday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. central. Registration: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdOitqj8qHdxWShi4SiOh-TzoXzDK7HmV.
Prepare for 2022 Legislative Session
Upload your advocate file.
Create a list of bills to track.
Set up a template to communicate with advocates.
Technical difficulties or just need help? Contact the ALA Engage Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Engage for Virtual Advocacy Webinar Series (All Recorded Sessions)
Webinar 1: ALA & Engage - Webinar Series Introduction; Available Advocacy Features & Site Management
When: September 10, 2019, 1PM – 2PM CT
Objective: This 60-minute targeted session is designed to provide an understanding of Engage, specifically as it regards to available features and site management (Microsite OR plug-ins/iFrames).
Webinar 2: Make your Advocate's Message Heard: Engagement Creation, Data Structuring (I.C.E.)
When: October 1, 2019 1PM – 2PM CT
Objective: This 60-minute targeted session is designed to provide an understanding of Engage, specifically as it regards to Content Creation.
Webinar 3: Measure Your Impact - Activity Reporting & Metrics: Dashboard Navigation, Custom Reporting
When: October 22, 2019 1PM – 2PM CT
Objective: This 60-minute targeted session is designed to provide an understanding of Engage, specifically as it regards to Reports and Tracking Metrics.
Webinar 4: How to Target Specific Advocates for Action: Advocate & Communications Management, and Chapter Spotlight
When: November 11, 2019 1PM – 2PM CT
Objective: This 60-minute targeted session is designed to provide an understanding of Engage, specifically as it regards to advocate records management, communications, and general best practices. We will also highlight the successful work one of your Chapter peers has done with Engage.
Engage sites: All 50 State Library Associations; 51 sites (including ALA)
Note: The first instance of association is the association's home page; the second, its advocacy take action page, if any. For assistance building your State Library Association's Engage Webpage, please contact Program Officer, Mariel Colbert.
See also Take Action for Libraries
Association / Engage Take Action Page