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  1. 10 Quick and Painless Steps to Effective Advocacy for Libraries

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    You’ve probably heard that big budget and policy changes are afoot in Washington, DC – and perhaps that constituent voices are more important than ever. In fact, advocacy is the buzz…

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    • Cracking the Congressional Code

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      Stephanie Vance and Kristin Murphy provide a guide for congressional procedure and terminology.

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      • Election Update and Connecting with the New Congress

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        Curious about what happened on Election Day 2012? Wondering what library issues the 113th Congress might consider? Just wanting to figure out who the new members of Congress are (and how to influence…

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        • Funding Cuts Got You Down? 10 Insider Tactics for Impacting the Funding Debate (for the Better!)

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          Are you dealing with funding cuts in your community? At your school? Are you frustrated with council members, legislators, administrators and others who do not understand the value you bring to the…

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          • Get Legislators in Your Library

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            One of the best ways to get legislators to listen (and, more importantly--support you) is to show them what your library does to benefit the community. Believe it or not, members of Congress still…

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            • How One Advocacy Action Per Month Can Change the World

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              In this session, we look at one simple action you can take each month to get elected officials not only to understand library issues, but to actually do something about them.

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              • Legislative Action Center (tutorial)

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                Stephanie Vance, the advocacy guru outlines the simple process of using the American Library Association Washington Office's Legislative Action Center to advocate for libraries.

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                • Libraries, Advocacy and Social Media

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                  Dr. Curtis Rogers (South Carolina State Library), Kristin Murphy (ALA Washington Office) and Stephanie Vance (Advocacy Guru) on how libraries can use social media techniques to capture the attention…

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                  • Libraries and the Elections: How You Can be Involved and Make a Difference

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                    You may have heard that there’s a midterm election coming up in November. In this ALA Washington office webinar we look at what library supporters can legally, ethically and effectively do…

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                    • Library Advocacy Text Alerts

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                      Last week, we sent out our first action alert using our new advocacy tool, Mobile Commons. This was an exciting first step because it was our first time using mobile technology with our network of…

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                      • Make a Difference for Libraries in D.C. (Really, it’s Possible)

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                        What happens in D.C. doesn’t stay in D.C.!! Every day and in every way, libraries of all shapes and sizes are impacted by what Congress does (or does not) do. Issues under discussion today…

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                        • Making the Call: How to talk to your members of Congress

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                          Congress needs to hear from you TODAY about funding for LSTA, LSL, etc. This brief video explains the specific asks and what you need to do to ensure continued funding for these critical programs…

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