National Library Legislative Day: Travel Grant

Ann Watson, Ohio University Lancaster

ALA National Library Legislative Day is Co-sponsored by the District of Columbia Library Association and the American Library Association, and will be held May 9 & 10, 2011. Tell Senators and Representatives about the great programs and activities taking place @ your library!

Apply for ALAO’s Legislative Travel Grant (Award amount $600.00 for travel, lodging, food) for participation in this event.

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 a briefing by the ALA Washington Office staff, as well as join other Ohio librarians in appointments with legislators and staff members.

To apply, send a letter or email expressing interest to:
Ann M. Watson, Ohio University Lancaster, Hannah V. McCauley Library,
1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130. (

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 no experience, but have an interest in learning more about legislative advocacy, you are encouraged to apply.

The deadline is March 31, 2011. The winner will be named in plenty of time to make travel plans.
The ALAO is looking forward to hearing from you!

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