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Friday, April 20, 2012

Free Webinar on Grassroots Advocacy

News from ALA on an upcoming webinar: 

'Rallying Your Community: Mobilizing the Grassroots' webinar 

“Rallying Your Community: Mobilizing the Grassroots” will be the topic of a free webinar sponsored by ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 2.

In a difficult economy, the citizen voice is more important than ever. Learn how two community organizations, the Sustainable Library Citizens Coalition of Indianapolis-Marion County (Ind.) Public Library and Urban Librarians Unite of New York City, have used their voices to impact library funding.

Laura Johnson, deputy director, public services, of the Indianapolis Public Library and Tara Seeley, senior grants officer, Central Indiana Community Foundation, will share their story of engaging the Indianapolis community to successfully advocate on behalf of libraries and librarians.

Lauren Comito, director of communications and operations, Urban Librarians Unite, will describe this group’s radical tactics for promoting and supporting libraries in the New York area.

Marci Merola, director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, will moderate the webinar and demonstrate practical applications of resources from the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.

Registration is mandatory.  Visit to sign up today.

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