[Libs-Or] OLA Legislative Day is almost here - Please make your appointments NOW

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 15:46:28 PDT 2013

April 4th is closer than you think.  *NOW* is the time to make appointments
with your State Legislators for the Oregon Library Association's
Legislative Day, April 4, 2013.  You will have a better chance of getting
an appointment if you do it right away instead of waiting until just before
Legislative Day.

You do need to make your own appointments with the Legislators.  They
prefer to make appointments with their own constituents so they need to
hear directly from you.  I have found that calling them is the best way to
make an appointment.  Usually they have very friendly staff who are very
happy to set up the appointments.  I usually follow up with an email to the
Legislator thanking them for agreeing to meet with us and include a short
sentence about some of our concerns, including the State Library budget,
Ready-to-Read, county law libraries, and intellectual freedom.  I don't go
into any detail in the email since we will do that during the appointment.

Go to http://olanetwork.wikispaces.com/OLA+Legislative+Day+Appointments and
you will find a link to your Legislators contact information.  After you
make the appointment please fill in the information on the form.

More information about the day may be found at

Legislative Day can be lots of fun and we will help you have some topics to
discuss with your legislators.  Nan Heim will be preparing a short issues
brief that you may use.  You will find that just talking about
Ready-to-Read and/or other things about the library services you provide
will fill the time well.  You will seldom have more than 15 minutes with
you Legislators and they are great at talking themselves so the time goes

See you there.

*Diedre Conkling**
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
Phone & Fax: 541-265-3066
Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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