Date + Time: Sunday, July 14, 2019: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speakers: Mary Alice Baish, U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO); Emily Feltren, American Association of Law Libraries; Sally Holterhoff, Valparaiso University Law School Library; Todd Melnick, Fordham University School of Law, The Maloney Library; Keith Ann Stiverson, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
BoK Domains: Management + Business Acumen, Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of professional advocacy at the American Association of Law Libraries. This program will celebrate the milestone by telling the story of advocacy at AALL from the point of view of those who were present at its inception. These are seasoned, expert, passionately engaged librarians telling the story of how AALL took its core values into the national political arena. The presentation will inform participants of the meaningful successes enjoyed by AALL’s advocacy efforts, and it will inspire participants to expand their professional practice beyond the concerns of their individual institutions and help them to see that the future of librarianship depends on rational and coherent state and federal government policy. The future of any institution depends on the ability of its members to tell a compelling story about its work. By the end of this presentation, every participant will be able to tell the story of AALL’s advocacy work and will know why the continuation of that work is crucial to the future of our profession and, indeed, of our democracy.