‘Early bird' discounted registration available for Advocacy Institute

Contact: Marci Merola

Director, ALA Office for Library Advocacy

(312) 280-2431


For Immediate Release,

February 19, 2008

‘Early bird’ discounted registration available for Advocacy Institute

CHICAGO - Looking to improve your advocacy skills? Want to meet fellow library supporters from across the country? Get the tools to become an effective library advocate by attending the Advocacy Institute on Friday, June 27, at the American Library Association's (ALA) 2008 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. For a limited time, you can reserve your seat at www.ala.org/annual and save $25 off the on-site registration fee.

Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the day-long workshop will offer such advocacy essentials as message development and coalition building and will feature afternoon breakout sessions on making budget presentations, crisis communications and passing bond issues and referendums.

The Advocacy Institute offers a valuable opportunity to network and share ideas with library advocates from across the nation. All attendees will leave with the tools necessary to become better advocates for their communities and campuses.

The Advocacy Institute is open to ALA members and non-members, including those who are not registered for the ALA 2008 Annual Conference. Advance online registration for ALA members and non-members, available soon, will be $50, including lunch, or $75 onsite.

The Advocacy Institute is coordinated by the Office for Library Advocacy and the Advocacy Institute Task Force of the ALA Public Awareness Committee in cooperation with the ALA Public Information Office (PIO), 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.