While everyone is energized by getting back to school and putting events on the calendar for the year, here are two great opportunities to meet with legislators this coming school year.
OLA State Legislative Day will be March 1, 2017 in Salem. Legislators love OLA legislative day! We meet with legislators throughout the day on topics of interest to libraries and our patrons. We also staff a table with children’s books and invite lawmakers to choose a book that we donate to a school or library in their district (we also create READ posters of the legislators holding their book.) We can help you make appointments with your legislators, connect with other library staffers from your district, and provide talking points and issue briefs.
National Library Legislative Day is May 1-2, 2017 in Washington DC. This is a great way to ensure that your expertise and viewpoints are shared with our legislators, and an awesome development opportunity for anyone interested in advocacy.
If you are interested in either opportunity or want more details, please contact Abigail Elder, co-chair of the OLA Legislative Committee.