Deadline for advance online Advocacy Institute registration approaching

Contact: Marci Merola
PR Specialist, Advocacy
For Immediate Release
November 7, 2006

Deadline for Advocacy Institute

advance registration approaching

CHICAGO – The December 8, 2006 deadline for advance registration for the Advocacy Institute at the 2007 ALA Midwinter Meeting is approaching. By using the ALA advance registration form at, advocates can reserve their seat and lunch for $25 – a 50 percent savings from on-site registration.

This three-part program consists of message development and coalition-building techniques; a lunchtime panel discussion on nurturing advocates through school, young adult and academic levels; and afternoon breakout sessions on topics including increasing library funding, maintaining budgets, and crisis communications. Appropriate for novices and those wishing to brush up their skills, the Advocacy Institute provides a valuable opportunity to network and share ideas with library advocates from across the nation.

The Advocacy Institute is open to ALA members and non-members, including those who are not registered for the ALA 2007 Midwinter Meeting. Advance registration for ALA members and non-members is $25 and includes lunch. Onsite registration is $50.

The Advocacy Institute is co-sponsored by YALSA and coordinated by the Advocacy Institute Task Force of the ALA Public Awareness Committee. For more information, visit

The Advocacy Institute is made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation. For more information, visit