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Library Advocacy Updates from EveryLibrary

To keep our members updated on the news affecting our profession, we share material from all kinds of library organizations. This is the latest weekly newsletter from the advocacy organization EveryLibrary.

Remember: library advocacy is everyone’s job! We know the work we do is important – be sure you tell other people about it, and the work you do to serve your community!

From EveryLibrary:

It already looks like 2017 will be a daunting year for library funding and support across the country. We are disheartened to report at least two public library closures and a continued decline of school library funding and support. We are also concerned about an empowered Republican Study Committee who have proposed Federal Budgets with an agenda that includes defunding the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services which makes millions of dollars in grant money available to libraries. We will continue to see well organized institutions like the Koch Brothers funded Americans For Prosperity PAC come after libraries. That’s why we are starting this year by asking you to help us stand up against these initiatives and support our nation’s libraries.

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Let’s Advocate! Library Legislative Day!!

Do you like libraries?

Do you want to have well-funded libraries?

At CMLE Headquarters, we do too!!

We encourage you all to consider attending the Minnesota Library Legislative day. It will happen on Wednesday, February 22, with an optional ceremony and briefing session the night before that. Register in advance, so everyone can be excited to look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading Let’s Advocate! Library Legislative Day!!

Everyday Advocacy continues!

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From the ALA’s Everyday Advocacy program!

It’s Take Action Tuesday and Week Two of the Winter 2017 Everyday Advocacy Challenge!

Deliver your introductory elevator speech to a local elected official or staff person.

Last week, you wrote a brief elevator speech (http://www.ala.org/everyday-advocacy/speak-out/write-elevator-speech) to help you introduce yourself to your library community’s alderman, the town mayor, or local government staff member.

This week, your challenge is to try it out! Continue reading Everyday Advocacy continues!

Try the Everyday Advocacy Challenge!

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It’s Take Action Tuesday and Week One of the Winter 2017 Everyday Advocacy Challenge!

Write an elevator speech to introduce yourself to a local elected official.

With a new presidential administration about to take office, now’s the perfect time to get to know your local elected officials.

This week, write a brief elevator speech—no more than a sentence or two—to help you introduce yourself to your library community’s alderman, the town mayor, or local government staff members. Continue reading Try the Everyday Advocacy Challenge!