Advocacy Institute “Webinar” now online

Contact: Marci Merola

PR Specialist - Advocacy

For Immediate Release

July 12, 2005

Advocacy Institute “Webinar” now online

Chicago – A Web-based version or “Webinar” of the ALA Advocacy Institute, which took place Friday, June 24, 2005, at the ALA 2005 Annual Conference in Chicago, is now available on the ALA Web site at

Targeting the beginning library advocate, the Advocacy Institute brought together approximately 150 librarians, library workers, Friends, Trustees and other advocates. Attendees learned strategies for message development, building grassroots coalitions, and lobbying tips.

The Web-based version of the Advocacy Institute provides audio of the actual day, along with accompanying PowerPoint presentations. The program can be downloaded by segment, so that viewers can focus on subjects pertinent to them. The accompanying “Advocacy Action Plan Workbook,” as well as an evaluation, can be downloaded from this site. The site will be available for 30 days.

The Carol A. Brey-Casiano Presidential Committee, The Public Awareness Committee, The Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA), The Chapter Relations Committee, The Committee on Legislation and Friends of Libraries USA coordinated The Advocacy Institute. The Advocacy Institute was the recipient of the 2004 World Book Goal Award.

To view the Advocacy Institute, visit For more information, email