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Free ALA webinar: The Fiscal Situation in Washington - And How it Gives Librarians a HUGE Advantage

  • 13 Nov 2013
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • webinar: see description for registration details

The Fiscal Situation in Washington - And How it Gives Librarians a HUGE Advantage
Join us for a Webinar on November 13

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/204813906
According to a recent poll, Congress is less popular than cockroaches these days, which has many on the Federal advocacy front lines discouraged. But don't despair! As the debate moves to the state and local level, the library community has a huge advantage. This webinar will show you how to use that advantage to avoid setbacks and perhaps even make great strides forward.
We'll look at the current fiscal and political situation in Washington and why that increases our influence at the local level. We'll also provide insights into advocacy resources we're developing in response to a recent ALA Washington office survey. Through this survey we asked the question "how we can we help you be more effective advocates?" - and over 1,000 of you answered!

As part of the webinar we'll answer some of the top questions that came out of the research, including:

. What are the legal limits to lobbying?
. Where can I find resources for getting my friends / trustees / parents / teachers / students engaged?
. How can I best advocate with local decision-makers?
. How can I get the support of my administration / school board?
. How do I get others (and/or myself) motivated to act?

We'll also gather your feedback on whether we're on the right track with the new materials we're developing as well as what we need to add more value to your ALA membership.
Wondering what's happening (or not) in Washington, D.C.? Concerned about how the federal fiscal situation might impact on the ground services? Want to know what you can do to make a difference? Join us to learn the answers to those questions - and more.
Title:
The Fiscal Situation in Washington - And How it Gives Librarians a HUGE Advantage
Date:
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidT phone or Android tablet


Ted Wegner
Grassroots Coordinator
American Library Association
Washington Office-Office of Government Relations
1615 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20009-2520
Phone: 202-628-8410
Fax: 202-628-8419
twegner@alawash.org


Mailing Address:
Union Station
 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
P.O. Box 1653 Washington, DC 20002
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