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NELA Advocacy Summit, July 19

By Donna DiMichele | June 28, 2016

The New England Library Association (NELA) is sponsoring an Advocacy Summit on Tuesday, July 19th at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in Boylston, MA.  This is the first time NELA has embarked on this type of event and it encourages participation from all six New England states.

Opening Keynote: Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director, New York Library Association.  Jeremy spoke to the Chapter Leaders at ALA Midwinter in Boston this year on the topic of advocacy.

Closing Keynote: Marci Merola, Director, Office for Library Advocacy at ALA.  This year, ALA President, Sari Feldman launched a campaign, Libraries Transform along with adopting a resolution to support the 2015 Advocacy Implementation Plan.  Marci will share more about these two initiatives.

Throughout the day there will be opportunities for attendees, whether new to the advocacy world, or an experienced library advocate, to learn, share and network.

Registration is required.  Fee: $40.00

NELA’s mission is to initiate, plan and support regional activities and to encourage the exchange of ideas.  NELA wants participants to leave inspired and motivated to take action whether on the local, state or national level!

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