Library Advocacy

Families and Work Institute seeks library and museum input

Children sitting with a teacher.

If your library or museum has organized programs to help children develop their skills and their mind, the Families and Work Institute (FWI) asks that you fill out their brief survey. Data pulled from this survey will aid FWI in developing a nation report on the roles that libraries and museums play in supporting children, families, and the professionals who ... Read More »

“Face-to-Face with Congress” advocacy webinar

Library of Congress

Those of you interested in advocating on behalf of libraries might be interested in this one. The Congressional Management Foundation will be hosting a webinar entitled, “Face-to-Face with Congress: Before, During, & After Meeting with Lawmakers” on December 17, 2014 at 1pm EST. Using information pulled from a series of surveys, the report is aimed at providing citizens with guidance ... Read More »

Opportunity knocks: Take the HHI 2014 National Collections Care Survey

Help preserve our shared heritage, increase funding for conservation, and strengthen collections care by completing the Heritage Health Information (HHI) 2014 National Collections Care Survey. The HHI 2014 is a national survey on the condition of collections held by archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, scientific research collections, and archaeological repositories. It is the only comprehensive survey to collect data on ... Read More »

Watch and learn: Making the election connection for libraries

On Monday, October 6, 2014, the American Library Association (ALA) and Advocacy Guru Stephanie Vance collaborated to host “Making the Election Connection,” an interactive webinar that explored the ways that library advocates can legally engage during an election season, as well as what types of activities have the most impact. Library supporters who missed Tuesday’s advocacy webinar now have access ... Read More »

The Goodlatte, the bad and the ugly…

My Washington Office colleague Carrie Russell, ALA’s copyright ace in the Office of Information Technology Policy, provides a great rundown here on the District Dispatch on the substantive ins and outs of the House IP Subcommittee’s hearing yesterday. The Subcommittee met to take testimony on the part of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Section 1201, for those of you ... Read More »