“All politics and local,” and we hope you can join us for our half-day Advocacy Training session, “Raising the Bar in Your State,” on Saturday, July 10 from 8:30 am to 12:00pm. More than 60 AALL and chapter members have already signed up for this dynamic session, during which we’ll hold two concurrent brainstorming sessions:
- The first will feature an interactive panel discussion led by SCCLL-SIS board member Joan Bellistri with several public law librarians who have successfully dealt with funding cuts in their states. We’re counting on you to help us brainstorm about new tools we can develop collaboratively to demonstrate the value of our public law libraries and build allies in every state.
- The second, led by incoming GRC Vice Chair Catherine Dunn, will include a dialogue with the coordinators of several of our state working groups on the successes and challenges they’ve faced. Paul Lomio and Erika Wayne, who are working with NOCALL and AALL’s California Working Group to populate the template for the California inventory, will then summarize progress to date. They’ll also lead a group discussion for new ideas on how to populate each state inventory down to the local level.
We’re also very pleased to host guest speaker Keith Ann Stiverson, AALL Observer to the NCCUSL Drafting Committee on the Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act, who will give us an update on the draft act. We hope you can join us for this year’s interactive and fun Advocacy Training. Please register before June 1 by emailing Emily Feldman.
[Posted by Emily Feldman]