New Orleans Advocacy Institute targets public and school librarians Institute luncheon focuses on 65 percent rule, TABOR laws

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For Immediate Release


April 4, 2006

New Orleans Advocacy Institute targets public and school librarians




Institute luncheon focuses on 65 percent rule, TABOR laws

CHICAGO
The Advocacy Institute at the 2006 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans has moved to an afternoon time slot to include a joint-luncheon presentation with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to address some hot legislative issues. The Institute is now scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2006 from 12–5 p.m.

Gloria Meraz, Texas Library Association, will host the lunch discussion, focusing on two types of state legislation affecting libraries in similar ways: the 65 Percent Rule, affecting school libraries, and TABOR (Tax Payer Bill of Rights Laws) Laws, which will primarily impact public libraries.

Co-sponsored by AASL, the luncheon will run from 12–1 pm., allowing participants in the division's morning preconference to attend. The cost is $25 for both the luncheon and the Advocacy Institute. AASL members who attend the lunch are welcome to attend the Institute in the afternoon.

To register for the Advocacy Institute, visit
www.ala.org/advocacy institute and follow the links to ALA's registration page. To register for the luncheon only, visit the same site and register for the Advocacy Institute. Onsite registration for both the Advocacy Institute and the joint luncheon will be available and begins at 11:30 am.

The Advocacy Institute is a project of the Advocacy Institute Task Force of the ALA Public Awareness Committee, in partnership with the ALA Chapter Relations Office, the Association for Advocates and Trustees, the ALA Washington Office, and Friends of Libraries USA. The Advocacy Institute is made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation.