Advocacy It's Way of Thinking

Advocacy It's Way of Thinking

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On May 23, 2019, TAL hosted this timely webinar on how library managers, directors and trustees can advocate for their libraries. ADVOCACY: IT'S A WAY OF THINKING. Advocacy is an area where both board members and staff may feel unprepared. With a change in the provincial government, the need to ensure that MLAs have the right information for making decisions about libraries is crucial. This webinar will introduce you to a helpful way to think about advocacy, and to approach your local decision makers.
Presenters:
Margaret Law has had a long professional career in Alberta, working in both public and academic libraries. Currently, she is teaching at MacEwan University and at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. Advocacy has been an ongoing concern of hers, focused on her belief that the library community needs to tell its own stories clearly in order to inform others about our value to communities.
Punch Jackson retired in 2009 after working 40 years in the non-profit, public and private sectors. He has worked in recreation, sport, community development, the voluntary sector and public libraries. Punch enjoyed 13 years working with the Alberta library community on the creation of APLEN, connecting libraries to the Supernet and advocating for libraries within the Alberta Government and political system. Punch is one of the founding members of the Men’s Sheds Association of Edmonton.