Apply now for ALAO’s Legislative Travel Grant to Attend Library Advocacy Day – June 29, 2010 at ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The deadline for applying is April 6, 2010.
For one year only, Library Advocacy Day will replace National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). On June 29, 2010, library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. will meet at Upper Senate Park on the U.S. Capitol grounds.
The event, which will begin at 11 a.m., will feature guest speakers, photo ops, and a chance to cheer on libraries! After the rally, participants from Ohio will meet with their elected officials and their staffs.
As a member of the official Ohio delegation, the winner of this grant, along with the ALAO Government Relations Liaison, will meet with the members of the Ohio delegation and attend the rally on Capital Hill. After the rally, participants will meet with their elected officials and their staffs.
It is easy to apply. Simply send a letter or email expressing interest to:
Ann M. Watson, Ohio University Lancaster, Hannah V. McCauley Library,
1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Include in your letter a brief description of any advocacy experience you’ve had and/or political issue involvement through ALAO or other civic organizations. Include also the name and phone number of a reference who is familiar with your advocacy efforts and interest.
Even if you have limited experiences but have the interest in learning more about legislative advocacy, you are encouraged to apply. The winner will be named in plenty of time to make travel plans.