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Advancing Your Library Agenda After Elections
The November 2020 elections are just around the corner, and the stakes are high at every level of government. Hundreds of newly elected local, state, and federal officials will be sworn in January 2021, but their work – and yours – starts now.

Join ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy team for a discussion with a panel of thought leaders and advocates on how library workers and advocates can prepare to engage with (re)elected officials and candidates.

Panelists will discuss how to use the weeks after the election to tell your story and advance your policy priorities, from broadband access to library funding. Learn from their insight and examples on how to set goals, anticipate roadblocks and achieve the greatest ROI for your outreach. Leave with ideas to position your library as a community champion and valued resource for elected officials so that you’re ready to impact public policy discussions no matter who’s in office.

Program will feature:

Julius Jefferson, President of the American Library Association

Larry Irving, President and CEO of the Irving Group, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information

Nikki Scarpitti, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Advocacy at Columbus Metropolitan Library

Nick DeSarno, Director of Digital and Policy Communications for the Public Affairs Council

Oct 21, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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