I wanted to make everyone aware of a learning opportunity from the ALA Washington Office on February 27, 2012 from 3:00-4:00 PM. The webinar’s description is:
The Legislative Process and You: How it Works and How to Make a Difference
Anyone who remembers Schoolhouse Rock’s “How a Bill Becomes a Law” knows that the process is long, arduous and frustrating. That’s the bad news. The good news is that library advocates have opportunities to make a difference at every step of the way. In this webinar Stephanie Vance will give you the insider secrets on using the legislative process to your advantage. She’ll show you how to be engaged at every point — from introduction and referral to conference committee — as well as the key things you should know about any legislative arena before diving in. Participants will come away from the session with a checklist and work plan to implement these ideas right away – and make a positive difference for libraries!
For more information, including registration information, check out this blog post on ALA Washington Office's District Dispatch.