[Libs-Or] Free Advocacy Webinar! - Responding to a Budget Crisis

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Mon Mar 16 13:00:41 PDT 2015

FREE Webinar: Responding to a Budget Crisis

Tues., March 24, 2015
3-4 p.m. Eastern Time
Register for the webinar

Learn how to develop a campaign for your library in a budget crisis from a group that fought for an additional $3.8 million for their library system. Find out how to work with the media, get publicity, find creative ways to campaign, and more.

Speakers include Kate Park, executive director of the Friends of the Dallas (Texas) Public Library; Patti Clapp, advocacy chair of the Friends, and Sally Reed, executive director of United for Libraries. 

Friends of the Dallas (Texas) Public Library was one of 20 recipients of the Neal-Schuman Citizens-Save-Libraries grants. The library had experienced budget cuts of 40%, leaving it the worst funded urban library system in the country. The Friends used their training to develop an advocacy plan that resulted in the library receiving an additional $3.8 million to hire 92 full-time employees, allowing the library to open 12 branches for 50 hours a week.

Go to http://www.ala.org/united/training/webinars to register and to find out what other webcasts United for Libraries have to offer!

Sally Gardner Reed
Executive Director
United for Libraries
859 W. Lancaster Avenue
Unit 2-1
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
800-545-2433, ext 2161
484-383-3407 Fax

Forward by
Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Support and Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

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