Final Agenda for the Advocacy Training

June 19, 2008

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]

Join Us at Our Annual Advocacy Training in Portland!

February 28, 2008

Before you make your travel plans for the Annual Meeting, please consider coming a day early to join the Washington Affairs Office and the Government Relations Committee at our annual advocacy training workshop! Here is our Save the Date Announcement:

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

Legislative Advocacy Training for AALL Members

AALL Annual Meeting
Portland, OR

Saturday, July 12 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to support AALL’s policy agenda and practice skills to become a more effective communicator! No specific background knowledge or experience is required. Attendance is available on a first-come, first-served basis and there is no cost for AALL members.

You’ll take away:

*Information about the Washington Affairs Office and our contagious enthusiasm for information policy
*Connections with new colleagues
*Better communications skills
*Confidence to talk to policy-makers and get your message heard

You will be able to select a breakout session on an exciting issue of your choice, such as the authentication of digital legal information, funding for county law libraries or access to government information.

Join us in Portland to learn how to advocate for law libraries and yourselves!

Please register by June 1 by contacting Emily Feldman, Advocacy Communications Assistant for AALL.

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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