American Library Association advocates have a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in Washington, DC, we just need to know how! ALA Advocacy Day participants will want to view this “what to know before you go” session. In this video, we review the five specific things you can do to ensure your legislators and their staff listen up and take notice on library policy issues. We also go over the most important things to know about your legislators, the logistics of a Capitol Hill meeting and how to develop a winning message, especially with new members of Congress. If you are an American Library Association Advocacy Day participant wondering what you can do to get the most out of your Advocacy Day experience, this session is for you.
You can also download the power point slide deck for your convenience.