1. Library Advocacy Day

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    ala.org/lad For one year only, Library Advocacy Day will replace National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). On June 29, 2010, library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. will meet at Upper Senate Park on the U.S. Capitol grounds. The event, which will begin at 11 a.m., will feature guest speakers, photo ops, and a chance to cheer on libraries! After the rally, participants will meet with their elected officials and their staffs. Music courtesy of Patrick Benolkin: http://www.myspace.com/eludist

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    • Library Advocacy Day (subtitled)

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      ala.org/lad For one year only, Library Advocacy Day will replace National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). On June 29, 2010, library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. will meet at Upper Senate Park on the U.S. Capitol grounds. The event, which will begin at 11 a.m., will feature guest speakers, photo ops, and a chance to cheer on libraries! After the rally, participants will meet with their elected officials and their staffs. Music courtesy of Patrick Benolkin: myspace.com/eludist

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      • One Step Closer: A Look at the Guidelines for Round II BTOP

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        Linda Schatz, President of EdTech Strategies, LLC and consultant to the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), and Bob Bocher, library technology consultant at Wisconsin’s state library agency and ALA OITP Fellow, lead second round BTOP applicants a few steps closer to developing a successful project proposal. They delve into the key factors of the recently posted grant guidance for the three BTOP funding categories: Comprehensive Community Infrastructure (CCI), Public Computing Centers (PCC), and Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA). They cover a number of important points made in the official NTIA FAQs to help you fine tune your application. Bocher also discusses his lessons learned from his successful Round I infrastructure project. OITP staffer Marijke Visser moderatse a question and answer session. Financial support for this webinar is provided by ALA member dues.

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        • What to Know Before You Go to the Library Advocacy Day Rally!

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          ALA members and supporters from around the country will convene in Washington, DC in June, 2010 to discuss the latest and greatest of what the library community has to offer. An important part of this event will be our Library Advocacy Day Rally on June 29th. The event, held at Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC, will be an opportunity to have our message heard by those who need to hear it most — members of Congress and their staffs. At a time when many libraries are struggling to make ends meet, we need all the support we can get from our legislators. The only way we’ll get that support is if we ask for it. This video explains more about what the rally is all about and how you can speak out for libraries!

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          • Washington Office Update (1 of 6)

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            “All Politics Is Local: Positioning Libraries for Success in the Capital,” the ALA Washington Office update featured District insiders including Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Clyburn spoke about the role of libraries in the national broadband plan and underscored the ALA’s position that anchor institutions – such as libraries – must be supported by the federal government in order to ensure that all members of the public have access to broadband as well as digital literacy skills. Others speakers were ALA consultant Rich Stombres of D.C. firm Van Scoyoc Associates, who touched upon the political climate in Washington and the ALA Washington Office’s lobbying efforts on issues such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Michelle Richardson, legislative consultant for the American Civil Liberties Union who spoke about cyber security; Larra Clark from the ALA Office for Research & Statistics who highlighted findings from the recently released 2010 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study; and Jonathan Band, legal counsel to ALA who discussed copyright legislation.

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            • Washington Office Update (2 of 6)

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              “All Politics Is Local: Positioning Libraries for Success in the Capital,” the ALA Washington Office update featured District insiders including Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Clyburn spoke about the role of libraries in the national broadband plan and underscored the ALA’s position that anchor institutions – such as libraries – must be supported by the federal government in order to ensure that all members of the public have access to broadband as well as digital literacy skills. Others speakers were ALA consultant Rich Stombres of D.C. firm Van Scoyoc Associates, who touched upon the political climate in Washington and the ALA Washington Office’s lobbying efforts on issues such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Michelle Richardson, legislative consultant for the American Civil Liberties Union who spoke about cyber security; Larra Clark from the ALA Office for Research & Statistics who highlighted findings from the recently released 2010 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study; and Jonathan Band, legal counsel to ALA who discussed copyright legislation.

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              • Washington Office Update (5 of 6)

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                “All Politics Is Local: Positioning Libraries for Success in the Capital,” the ALA Washington Office update featured District insiders including Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Clyburn spoke about the role of libraries in the national broadband plan and underscored the ALA’s position that anchor institutions – such as libraries – must be supported by the federal government in order to ensure that all members of the public have access to broadband as well as digital literacy skills. Others speakers were ALA consultant Rich Stombres of D.C. firm Van Scoyoc Associates, who touched upon the political climate in Washington and the ALA Washington Office’s lobbying efforts on issues such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Michelle Richardson, legislative consultant for the American Civil Liberties Union who spoke about cyber security; Larra Clark from the ALA Office for Research & Statistics who highlighted findings from the recently released 2010 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study; and Jonathan Band, legal counsel to ALA who discussed copyright legislation.

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                • New Ideas for Connecting with 112th Congress Legislators: New Messages, Traditional Tactics

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                  Perhaps you’ve seen that the recently released President’s budget proposes a $20 million cut to the IMLS program as well as consolidating the Improving School Literacy through Libraries program into other literacy efforts, meaning that school libraries will face much higher competition for much fewer funds. Clearly, this budget cycle brings both fresh perspectives as well as fresh challenges. In this session we look at recent message trends and how to apply them successfully to make a difference in Washington DC. We also look at the federal budget process and what it means for you. Now more than ever Members of Congress and their staff need to hear from all parts of the library world — from directors to patrons to supporters and everyone in between. Play this session to learn the latest on what federal policy and funding issues may impact your library and get five key tips on making a difference in the new year.

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                  • Making the Election Connection

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                    The campaign season is in full swing and it’s time to think about making a difference at the polls. Believe it or not, library leaders can legally and ethically encourage engagement in the elections. In this session we look at 10 specific steps library leaders can take to mobilize library supporters, including voter registration drives, learning about candidates, attending and hosting forums and working the polls. We also provide details on what non-profit staff, boards and volunteers are allowed to do under existing rules. Now is the time to capture the increased interest in the political process to promote civic participation and enhance your library’s presence.

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                    • National Library Legislative Day: What to Know Before You Go

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                      National Library Legislative Day is just around the corner and it’s time to think about how to be most effective in your meetings with legislators and their staff. In this webinar we go over some meeting scheduling secrets as well as a few specific “homework” assignments that will help you hone your message, understand your audience, use social media effectively and get a sense of what is happening on Capitol Hill (it’s entertaining, we promise). We also discuss some ways to engage others in the community ahead of time as well as during our “march on the hill.” Whether you’ve attended legislative day in the past or not, this is the session for you.

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