On-site registration available for 2006 Advocacy Institute

Contact: Marci Merola

PR Specialist-Advocacy


For Immediate Release

January 10, 2006

On-site registration available for 2006 Advocacy Institute

CHICAGO – January 10, 2006 –On-site registration will be available at the Advocacy Institute, held in conjunction with the American Library Association's (ALA) 2006 Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio.

Registration for the 2006 Advocacy Institute is $25 for ALA members and non-members, and includes lunch. You do not need to be registered for the Midwinter Meeting to attend this program; however, if you plan to attend, please contact
advocacy@ala.org no later than Jan. 17, 2006 so that a lunch can be reserved for you.

On-site registration will take place from 9 - 10 a.m. on Friday, January 20, just prior to the Advocacy Institute, and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, in the Del Rey Central and South rooms.

Attendees of the Advocacy Institute will learn strategies to successfully advocate for their libraries, including message development, lobbying basics and how to create coalitions with library staff members, trustees and Friends. The program is designed for new advocates or anyone wanting to refresh their skills.

Guest speakers include ALA Immediate Past-President Carol A. Brey-Casiano; Sally Reed, Executive Director, FOLUSA and Chair, ALA Public Awareness Committee; and Glenn Miller, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Library Association.

It is co-sponsored by the Texas Library Association, New Mexico Library Association, and Arkansas Library Association and coordinated by the Advocacy Institute Task Force of the Public Awareness Committee, The Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA), The Chapter Relations Committee, The Committee on Legislation and Friends of Libraries USA. For more information, visit

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