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Library Advocacy: Advocacy Events (Including National Library Legislative Day)

This LibGuide has been prepared under the auspices of the Government Relations Committee of the Alabama chapter of ACRL to assist librarians, library workers, and those who support libraries in developing their advocacy skills.

Banned & Challenged Library Resources

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Why Attend Leg Days?

Your legislators really want to know what you think about library issues. They want to hear your stories of library impact and library importance. And they listen. The first time I attended National Library Legislative Day, I was a little overwhelmed at what I perceived to be the distance between me and my congressman. After a day of preparation among some outstanding librarians and after the welcome I received from the staff in my congressman's office, I gave it my best effort, I spoke from my heart, and I was heard. It was empowering, and I've been "doing advocacy" ever since. I write letters, send e-mails, and make phone calls, not all the time, mind you, but when I can. It never takes a lot of time from my day, and it's nice to know that I'm making a difference for libraries. - Lori Northrup, Samford University

Advocacy Events

National Library Legislative Day

                                               

Alabama Library Legislative Day

Save Libraries

source: Phil Bradley, http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2011/01/save-libraries-retro-posters.html