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Take action for libraries: webinar

Have you ever asked, “How do I become an advocate for libraries?” Have you ever wondered what National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is, and how it impacts libraries? Have you ever thought, “What I can do to advocate for libraries from home?”

The COL Grassroots subcommittee is presenting a free webinar entitled Take Action For Libraries: Advocating for Libraries at National Library Legislative Day. The webinar will take place on Monday, September 11, 2:00p (EST). Seasoned NLLD state coordinators from across the country will share their experiences at NLLD. Our guests will discuss advocacy best practices as well as tips on how to advocate from home.

Our guest panelists will include:

  • Kent Oliver, Nashville Public Library, Library Director, Chair of ALA Committee on Legislation (COL)
  • Anthony S. Chow, Ph.D, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Education, Department of Library and Information Studies, 2017 SOE Faculty Assembly Chair, Associate Professor, Chair, NCLA Legislative and Advocacy Committee
  • Nicolle Davies, Charleston County Public Library, Executive Director, COL Grassroots Subcommittee.
  • Mary Hastler, Hartford County Public Library, CEO, Hartford County Commission for Women Chair, Maryland Humanities Board, ALA COL, COL Grassroots Subcommittee.

The information shared in this webinar will offer great tips and tools for library advocates and supporters who want to take a stronger role in advocating for libraries, but are not sure where to start. The webcast will be viewable from the ALA YouTube channel, and will available as an archive shortly after the webinar concludes.

We hope you join us!

LaJuan S. Pringle
Chair, COL Grassroots Subcommitee

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LaJuan Pringle

LaJuan is the current chair of the COL Grassroots Subcommittee. He is the co-chair of the North Carolina Library Association, Legislative and Advocacy Committee. LaJuan is also active as a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group. He’s also the chair of the Social Responsibilities Round Table, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Task Force. LaJuan currently works for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as the manager of its West Boulevard location and has worked with the system for 19 years. He serves on the board of directors for the Metrolina Library Association, the Charlotte area’s local library association.

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