[Michlib-l] Fwd: Virtual Library Legislative Day Links and Resources

Lester, Kathy kathyl at mimame.org
Sun May 1 08:52:04 EDT 2016

Please see the forwarded message for resources from ALA for Virtual Library
Legislative Day -- May 2nd, 3rd.
Please participate to show support for our nation's libraries.
It will be easy -- beginning tomorrow you can visit ALA's Legislative
Action Center <http://cqrcengage.com/ala/home> for assistance in sending a
tweet or an email or making a call.

Kathy Lester
Kathy Lester, MLIS, MA
MAME Past-President, 2014
School Library Meda Specialist / Technology Coach
East Middle School, Plymouth-Canton Schools
*2012 **State Librarian's Excellence Award Winner*
kathyL at mimame.org
cell: 810-333-5873

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From: District Dispatch <ala.washingtonoffice at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 4:14 PM
Subject: Virtual Library Legislative Day Links and Resources

Great news! Thanks to you, we have tied the Harry Potter Alliance members
in pledged advocacy actions for Virtual Library Legislative Day, bringing
us to 1,400 advocates and counting!

Ahead of next week's Virtual Library Legislative Day activities, I have a
few resources to pass along.

ALA's top 2016 Legislative Day Priorities this week are as follows:

•    CONFIRM Dr. Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress
•    SUPPORT LSTA and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Funding
•    PASS Electronic Communications Privacy Act Reform
•    RATIFY the Marrakesh Treaty for the print-disabled ASAP

Starting anytime May 2-6th, you can visit ALA's Legislative Action Center
<http://cqrcengage.com/ala/home> to send an email, post a Tweet, or make a
call to the offices of your elected officials. The Action Center will
provide you with talking points and pre-written emails and tweets that you
can use, or the option to write your own if you wish.

We also have more in-depth information available on this year's issue briefs
and the Washington Office staff will be discussing the briefs Monday
morning, during the National Library Legislative Day live stream
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzPtq7M-znI>. You can tune in to hear the
discussion, and to catch the keynote by former Member of Congress Rush
Holt, from 9am-noon Eastern on May 2nd.

Together, we can make the Capitol echo with the voices and messages of
library advocates in Washington and online.

Please feel free to contact Lisa Lindle <llindle at alawash.org>, Grassroots
Communications Specialist for ALA Washington, if you have any questions.
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