For immediate release | May 22, 2012

Don’t miss the Advocacy Corner at the ALA Membership Pavilion during 2012 Annual Conference

CHICAGO —Influencing library boards, using statistics to make the case and privatization are among the topics to be discussed at the Advocacy Corner at the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. It takes place on the afternoons of Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at the ALA Membership Pavilion (#1939).

Dr. Ken Haycock, Stephanie Vance and Peter Pearson are among the speakers who will host short discussions, workshops and Q&A sessions designed to improve advocacy skills and showcase advocacy ideas and initiatives from all types of libraries.

Topics include “February Should be Your Library Lovers Month,” “Influencing Opinion Leaders: Practical Strategies for Library Board Trustees,” “Turning the Page 2.0,” “National Statistics for Local Advocacy? You Betcha!”, “Winning the Influence Game: 10 D.C. Insider Strategies for Making a Difference for Libraries,” “Power of Persuasion,” “An Annual Grassroots Advocacy Campaign that Keeps Public $ Strong,” “Keeping Public Libraries Public: What Advocacy by Librarians and Patrons did in California,” “Storytelling – Utilizing Time Tested Methods to Personalize Legislative Appeal,” “Emerging Leaders Seeking States to Host Librarians Build Communities,” “Louisiana Library Association‘s Legislative Days at the State Capitol,” “Speaking with One Voice: Tools & Strategies for Collaborative Communication” and “Committee Work that Works: Public Library Advocacy in Kentucky.”

Please visit for a full list of sessions, speakers and times, and be sure to add the Advocacy Corner to your schedule in the ALA Connect Conference Scheduler.

The ALA Membership Pavilion is booth 1939 in the Anaheim Convention Center. The event takes place from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 and from Noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.


Marci Merola


Office for Library Advocacy

800.545.2433, x2431