Learn how to “Get Out Your Vote!” at LAMA preconference

Contact: Lorraine Olley

(312) 280-5036
For Immediate Release

March 31, 2005

Learn how to “Get Out Your Vote!” at LAMA preconference

CHICAGO - Library directors, board of trustees, and Friends groups rely on gaining voter support in order to meet the challenging fiscal demands for library operating budgets and bond issues. The environment at the local level, including winning voter approval, requires new directions, new thinking and persistence. Learn these new tactics at “Get Out Your Vote! Running a Successful Levy Campaign,” a preconference offered by the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) on Friday, June 24, in Chicago.

The primary purpose of the preconference is to provide information on ways to effectively run levy campaigns, including conducting voter research, strategic levy planning, targeting supporters, understanding the legal landscape and the process for placing an issue on the ballot. The presenters, Burges & Burges Strategists, have successfully navigated the political stream for hundreds of libraries.

Register before May 21 at
www.ala.org/annual to receive the discount rate. To request additional information or to register after May 20, contact Doll Thorn-Hawkins at
dthorn@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433 x5032. Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended.

LAMA, a division of ALA, promotes outstanding leadership and management practices and identifies, encourages, and nurtures tomorrow's leaders and managers. For more information about LAMA, visit