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ALA Event – Advocacy for Youth with Legislators

Dr. Mirah Dow, the new chair of the AASL Legislative Committee, has asked that this information be distributed widely. (I served for 2 years as a previous chair of that committee and believe youth librarians need to do more advocacy to get the message out there about our importance in youth’s lives. Please consider this program.)

Speak Out! Influence Legislators about Programs for Youth in School and Public Libraries
Sunday, July 12, 2009, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm
McCormick Place West, Room W-185

The Joint Youth Legislation program looks terrific!  Emily Sheketoff, WO Exec Dir, and Stephanie Vance, ALA Advocacy Guru are presenting a program about legislation advocacy relevant to members of YALSA, ALSC and AASL.  This is an amazing opportunity.  Two of the best informed and most savvy legislation leaders will address advocacy for programs for children and young adults in public and school libraries.  Please be there if at all possible and spread the word.