Law Librarians as Change Agents:
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (following the CALL breakfast/business meeting which will be held earlier that morning at the University Club of Chicago)
Location: Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, Bank One Plaza, 10 South Dearborn Street
Speakers: Mary Alice Baish (AALL Associate Washington Affairs Representative), James Duggan (former AALL Executive Board member and member of the ILA Public Policy Committee), and Veronda Pitchford (Assistant Director, Chicago Office - MLS: The Metropolitan Library System)
Workshop Description: One of the secrets to AALL's success in achieving its policy agenda is the strong support for the association's advocacy efforts from members and chapters. All politics is local, and the AALL/ CALL advocacy program depends on you to effectively communicate your positions with federal, state, and even local policy makers. The workshop's goals are threefold: to broaden an awareness of the library community's legislative work; to train a larger number of highly skilled advocates primed for action; and to discuss ways in which CALL can become even more powerful in state and federal legislative work. No special background, knowledge or experience is required, just a keen desire to learn about the current issues and become an effective advocate for libraries.