ALA Advocacy Boot Camp
Sunday, May 21 - Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis - Centerville AB


12 – 1 p.m.

Boot Camp registration open

1 - 4 p.m.

Boot Camp 

Registration fee: $50.00 which includes a light snack and refreshments. Advance registration and full payment is required by May 9, 2017.
Note: You do not need to attend the MLA Conference to attend this session. Registration fee is non-refundable but registration is transferrable.

Register today!

Advocacy Bootcamp is a pilot project being held at select state chapter and regional conferences.
Building on the momentum and resources of ALA"s new public awareness and advocacy campaign, Libraries Transform, it focuses on four key messages:    

  • Libraries transform lives
  • Libraries transform communities
  • Librarians are passionate advocates for lifelong learning
  • Libraries are a smart investment

The program will cover advocacy basics such as messaging, networking, community engagement and intellectual freedom. Attendees will focus on developing an advocacy plan that can be implemented in their library.

Training Objectives

  • To empower librarians with skills to tell their library"s story and secure funding for technology, e-books, and other resources  
  • To teach librarians and library advocates practical and powerful tips on how to be a respected, effective and supported voice in your community
  • To provide consistent messaging and an advocacy framework that can be used by libraries of all throughout a given state, and ultimately, across the country 
  • To provide a mechanism for mentoring new advocates and creating a succession plan for advocacy

Marci Merola, Director, ALA Office for Library Advocacy
James LaRue, Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom & Freedom to Read Foundation

For questions related to this session, contact Nancy Rea.

© Massachusetts Library Association · PO Box 21 · Seekonk · MA 02771 · 781-698-7764 ·       
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software