Emily Sheketoff to join advocacy panel at ALA Annual

With years of hard-won experience under their belt, retired librarians and library workers are well-positioned to put their advocacy skill to use for libraries. Their years in the field have given them a wealth of knowledge and stories that need to be shared with legislators, and in retirement they have the added advantage of

A megaphone and text which reads "speak up"

Photo credit: Howard Lake

being able to speak up as a private citizen without job-induced time restraints. This year, attendees at ALA Annual will have the opportunity to learn how they can leverage their time and experience to protect the libraries they love.

Join the Retired Members Round Table and the Federal Legislation Advocacy Group (FLAG) to learn a few simple ways you can promote libraries on a federal, state, and local level. Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director of the ALA Washington office, will cover ways to have an impact on federal elected officials. She will be joined by Marci Merola, Director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, who will cover matters of a more local nature. The third panelist, Jan Sanders, Director of the Pasadena Public Library, will relate several successful advocacy projects she implemented at her library and share the insights she gained.

Program details:

Fast and Easy: Advocacy That YOU Can Do!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1:00 – 2:30pm

OCCC, Room W106

About Lisa Lindle

Lisa Lindle is the Grassroots Communications Specialist for the American Library Association. She coordinates National Library Legislative Day and manages the ALA Washington Office’s social media communications capabilities.

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