For immediate release | February 21, 2012

'Ask the Advocate' webinar provides opportunity to talk to ALA experts and learn about ALA advocacy resources

CHICAGO – “Ask the Advocate: Find What You Need to Make the Case” will be the topic of a free webinar from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 29.

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.

Patricia Tumulty, chair, ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA), and Marci Merola, director, ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy (OLA), will take questions from attendees during this open forum style webinar and share their expertise on successful advocacy efforts. They will highlight ALA’s Advocacy University, which provides information, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level.

Registration is mandatory. Visit to sign up today.


Jaclyn Finneke