Register now for the 2007 Midwinter Advocacy Institute

Contact: Marci Merola
PR Specialist, Advocacy

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2006

Register now for the 2007 Midwinter Advocacy Institute

CHICAGO - The Advocacy Institute will take place on Friday, January 19, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the ALA 2007 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

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.

To register, visit

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