For immediate release | May 20, 2013

'Get Out the Library Vote' free webinar to showcase techniques for successful ballot campaigns

CHICAGO — Join the ALA Office for Library Advocacy for a free webinar focused on planning and conducting successful library ballot measures on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 2 – 3 p.m. Central time.

This informative session will include case studies from libraries that have recently won at the ballot box and will feature tips and advice for both “Information-Only” campaigns and “Vote Yes” campaigns. Attendees will hear practical, actionable advice on ways to connect with voters, including canvassing, phone banking and events. They will also learn about the importance of voter data analysis and see first hand how segmentation and targeted outreach can create success.

Speakers include Melissa Gardner, director of the Broadview (Ill.) Public Library, Robert Roose, support services manager of the Spokane (Wash.) Public Library, and John Chrastka, executive director of EveryLibrary. Marci Merola, director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, will moderate the webinar.

“Get Out the Library Vote” is sponsored by the ALA Committee on Library Advocacy.

Registration is mandatory, and limited to 100 participants. Visit the Adobe Connect event page to sign up today.



Joaquin Falcon

Communications Specialist

Office for Library Advocacy