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What congressmen need to know about libraries

Kevin Smith knows how to get library advocates revved up about meeting with policymakers. As the President-elect and Legislative Coordinator of the Virginia Library Association, Kevin uses his political expertise and messaging know-how to advocate effectively for libraries every year

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Advocacy Spotlight: Speaking with ALA Councilor Jessica Scalph

Jessica Scalph is no stranger to library advocacy. The Virginia-based librarian, who has served as the ALA Virginia Chapter Councilor since 2008, has used her public library experience and background as law librarian to become well-versed in Internet filtering, library

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Librarian Tells First-time Advocates to Get Comfortable Calling Legislators

Betsy Adamowski is the library director of the Itasca Community Library in Itasca, IL, and has been a member of the Illinois Library Association for over 20 years. She served on the Illinois Library Association Board of Directors for three

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Advocacy Spotlight: New Jersey Leader Uses Community Base to Advocate for Libraries

Pat Tumulty is the executive director of the New Jersey Library Association, the oldest and largest library organization in New Jersey. As the head of the 1600-member organization, Tumulty coordinates statewide advocacy efforts and represents libraries to legislators. Additionally, she

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Advocacy Spotlight: Brandy Hamilton Uses Passion for Documentaries and Storytelling to Support Libraries

Brandy Hamilton is the public policy chair for the North Carolina Library Association and the regional library manager at the East Regional Library in Knightdale, Wake County, NC. Hamilton coordinated the North Carolina group of the 2012 National Library Legislative

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