For immediate release | May 20, 2014

Grassroots advocacy expert to address 2014 ALA Annual Conference

LAS VEGAS—Looking for ways to engage your friends and trustees in a grassroots campaign at your library? Need proven strategies for mobilizing your advocates or foundations to share the value of your library to an outside audience? Now more than ever, libraries need advocacy on every level, especially from their friends, trustees, advocates and foundations.

Join “Making an Impact: Proven Grassroots Strategies for Friends, Trustees, Advocates, and Foundations,” a conference session that will take place during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The session will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N263.

Join this session, led by advocacy expert Stephanie Vance and sponsored by the American Library Association’s Washington Office and United for Libraries, for tips and examples on how to have an impact through grassroots organizing and messaging. Vance will explore ways that libraries can engage with elected officials and influencers to listen to their messages. Join Vance and the American Library Association Office of Government Relations at the session where they will share several tips on ways that librarians can use the elections to highlight their programs and services.

Additionally, the session will teach advocates how to stay non-partisan while keeping libraries in the discussion. The program will include discussions on ways to recruit politicians to visit libraries, engage the public and develop advocacy strategies during the election season.

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center (Room N263), 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109


- Stephanie Vance, owner, Advocacy Associates

REGISTER: To attend the conference session, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the American Library Association’s Washington Office, at


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

Washington Office