Final Agenda for the Advocacy Training

We are pleased to announce the final agenda for the Legislative Advocacy Leadership Training, to be held in Portland on Saturday, July 12! We have an exciting set of speakers this year, including special Keynote Speakers Christy Splitt, Legislative Aide to Oregon State Rep. Ben Cannon and Marjorie Taylor, Senior Policy Advisor at Oregon’s Department of Administrative Services.

If you would like to attend the Advocacy Training and have not already RSVPed, please email me or call me ( 202.662.4058 ) as soon as possible. There are still a few spaces available and we would love to have you join us!


Emily Feldman
Advocacy Communications Assistant


Navigating the Advocacy Wilderness:
Tools and Tips to Become an Effective Advocate

Saturday, July 12, 2008 8:30 A.M.-Noon
Oregon Convention Center, Room B113

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Goals

9:10-9:30 a.m. Hot Topics and Updates on AALL’s Policy and Legislative Agenda

9:30-10:00 a.m. County Law Libraries: Facing Challenges, Finding Solutions

Moderator: Angela Baldree, Lake County Law Library


  • Jacquelyn Jurkins, Multnomah Law Library
  • Joan M. Bellistri, Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
  • Larry Meyer, Law Library for San Bernardino County

10:00-10:30 a.m. Key Note Address

  • Christy Splitt, Legislative Aide to Oregon State Rep. Ben Cannon
  • Marjorie Taylor, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Administrative Services, State of Oregon

10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45-11:25 a.m. Break-out Sessions (choose one)

1. Funding and Outreach for County, Court and Government Law Libraries
2. AALL Authentication Report – Next Steps?
3. How Librarians Effect Legislation: Developing and Delivering the Message – Role Playing

11:25-11:55 a.m. Group Reports

11:55- Noon Closing Comments

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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