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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    • BTOP & BIP: How to Connect


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      John Windhausen, consultant to ALA’s Washington Office and president of Telepoly, and Christopher Mclean, Principal of e-Copernicus and former Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS),…

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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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        • They’ve Got to See it to Believe It: Getting Decision Makers Into Your Library


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          In-person visits are critical for effective influence on politicians, particularly in an election year. With the last three months of the election season (phew!) around the corner, now is the time…

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          • 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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            • 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…

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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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                • 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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                  • “Advocacy Recycling”: Leverage existing events and resources for lasting advocacy impact


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                    Between reading programs, hosting community meetings and classes, assisting students in summer school, and everything in between, summer is a great time for all types of libraries to shine. As we…

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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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