Onsite registration available at 2007 Midwinter Advocacy Institute

Contacts: Marci Merola, John Amundsen
Specialist/PR Assistant, Advocacy
For Immediate Release
January 16, 2007

Onsite registration available at 2007 Midwinter Advocacy Institute

CHICAGO – Onsite registration will be available at the Advocacy Institute at the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2007 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The Advocacy Institute takes place on January 19, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The registration fee is $50 for both ALA members and nonmembers.

The morning session will focus on message development and coalition-building techniques. During the lunch hour, a joint-luncheon discussion panel featuring young adult author Patrick Jones and noted millennial researcher Richard Sweeney will discuss creating lifelong library advocates. Afternoon sessions will focus on topics such as increasing library funding, maintaining budgets and crisis communications.

The Advocacy Institute is co-sponsored by YALSA, the Washington Library Association, Idaho Library Association, and the Oregon Library Association and is coordinated by the Advocacy Institute Task Force of the ALA Public Awareness Committee in cooperation with The Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA), The Chapter Relations Committee, The Committee on Legislation, and Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA). For more information, visit www.ala.org/advocacyinstitute.

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