Save the Midwinter Date: Advocacy on the Front Lines

Contact: Marci Merola

Director, ALA Office for Library Advocacy


For Immediate Release

November 24, 2009

CHICAGO – Join American Library Association (ALA) president Camila Alire; moderator Patricia Wong, County Librarian/Archivist, Yolo County Library; and others for “Advocacy on the Front Lines: How to Make a Difference from Where You Sit” during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2010 Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

The program will focus on “Frontline Advocacy,” a unique initiative designed to motivate, encourage and train librarians and library support staff to seize opportunities to promote the diverse professionals, resources and services of public, school, academic and special libraries. Attendees will receive handouts on the initiative as well as a preview of the online resource designed for teaching and learning initiative techniques.

It will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 260.

Panelists include: Hampton “Skip” Auld, Director of the Durham Country Library; Rochelle Logan, Associate Director of Support Services for the Douglas County Libraries; Anita Peterson, Senior Librarian of the Richard Donovan Correctional Facility, San Diego, CA; Connie Williams, Past President of the California School Library Association; and Jean Zanoni, Associate Dean of Libraries, Marquette University. Â

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