Law librarians, as constituents and experts in their field, play a critical role in influencing public policy at the federal and state levels. AALL’s annual Advocacy Training is designed to teach you the skills you need to successfully advocate for the information policy issues that matter to you, your library and the profession.
The training will feature a special guest speaker, Joseph Demers, a Massachusetts legislative staffer, who will discuss the “dos and don’ts” of effective advocacy and provide specific examples to help you get your message heard by decision-makers.
You’ll also have an opportunity to choose from two hands-on breakout sessions: the first, on developing best practices and strategies for promoting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) and overcoming challenges in your state; and the second on ensuring law library participation and collaboration in the future of the Federal Depository Library Program. The breakout sessions give participants the chance to brainstorm with colleagues in other states; you’ll come away with practical ideas that you can take back to your library and your community.
The training is sponsored by AALL’s Government Relations Office and Government Relations Committee and is available at no cost to members. To register, please contact Elizabeth Holland by June 29.
The Advocacy Training agenda is now available here.