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  1. The 113th Congress and the Library Community


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    Get the webinar slides at: http://wp.me/p1zex0-2As Pundits and politicians from both parties agree that while the 112th Congress may have averted an immediate plunge over the fiscal cliff through…

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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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      • 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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        • 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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          • What Congress has in Store for Libraries Through 2009


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            Kristin Murphy (ALA Washington Office) and Stephanie Vance (Advocacy Guru), offer insights into the end-of-the-year legislative madness in Washington, DC. Although you’ve heard a great deal…

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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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              • 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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                • Using the Media for Library Advocacy


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                  The media can be a powerful ally in promoting your library’s cause. In this video we look at options for finding media outlets, building relationships with reporters, identifying a hook for…

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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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                    • 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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                      • The One Thing That ALWAYS Works in Getting Policymakers to Listen


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                        We reveal the secrets to getting policymakers at all levels – whether your local city councilperson, a state legislator or a member of the U.S. Congress – to take libraries seriously.…

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                        • The Legislative Process and You: How it Works and How to Make a Difference


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                          Anyone who remembers Schoolhouse Rock’s “How a Bill Becomes a Law” knows that the process is long, arduous and frustrating. That’s the bad news. The good news is that library…

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