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Advocacy

One of your most important tasks as a library supporter is to communicate with elected officials whose actions can have an enormous impact on your library and your community. Whether you work with public, academic, school, or special libraries, state laws and policies affect libraries of all types. ILA monitors all legislation affecting libraries, from budgets to legislation on filtering and open meetings law, to laws governing municipalities and tax caps. 

Who are your elected officials in Idaho? Visit:

Capwiz–Legislative Action Center for Idaho

This is your first stop for current Idaho legislative issues, contact information for elected officials, and other policy tools.

Advocacy Stories

As part of our on-going quest to put library advocacy at the forefront of everyone’s minds – we would like to post monthly stories by those of you in the field who are advocating for your library on a regular basis.

We’d like to hear your advocacy stories. If you have done something in the community or at your library that put the message out about how great libraries are – let us know. You can e-mail Jamie Bair or Trish Mick at [email protected]

Thanks in advance!

Advocacy Events

Check back here often for information on current advocacy events occurring statewide and nationally.

Declaration for the Right to Libraries

The American Library Association is sponsoring the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries,” with signed declarations to be presented in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in May of 2014, coinciding with the National Library Legislative Day event.

Resources

PR and Advocacy resources for Idaho libraries, including information on letter writing, state and federal officials, and more.

Contact Us!

Have questions about Advocacy issues?  Check out our committee pages:

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