AALL voices the needs and interests of law librarians at the national, state and international levels on vital policy issues like copyright, equitable, no-fee permanent public access to authentic online legal information, open government, and privacy. But no one knows the issues that impact law libraries across the country better than law librarians themselves! As experts in their field and voting constituents, law librarians play a critical role in influencing public policy at the federal and state levels. The start of a new Congress opens the door to many opportunities for AALL and law librarians. At the annual Legislative Advocacy Training, you’ll learn the skills you need to effectively advocate for the information policy issues that matter to you, your library and your profession.
Join the Government Relations Office staff and advocates both new and experienced to learn the best practices in advocacy in this half day session. We are pleased to announce our special guest speaker, Justice Bobbe Bridge, who served on the Washington State Supreme Court and King County Superior Court, founded and runs the Center for Children & Youth Justice, and has received many awards for her advocacy. Hear more about proposed federal and state legislation impacting law libraries and help to develop specific goals and tactics for influencing successful outcomes. You’ll learn how to craft appropriate, effective messages that will reach your target audience. The Legislative Advocacy Training is the one time each year AALL advocates can gather to network, learn new skills, and strategize. Don’t miss out!
The training is sponsored by AALL’s Government Relations Office and Government Relations Committee and is available at no additional cost.
Advance registration by June 17 required.
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