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New England Library Association Advocacy Summit

July 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


New England Library Association Advocacy Summit

This is the first time NELA has embarked on this type of event and we hope to have great attendance from all six New England States.

Opening Keynote: Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of NYLA (New York Library Association)

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. We will hear more about these two initiatives from Marci.

Throughout the day we will have opportunities for attendees, whether new to the advocacy world, or an experienced library advocate, to learn, share, and network. NELA’s mission is to initiate, plan and support regional activities and to encourage the exchange of ideas. We are sure you will leave inspired and motivated to take action whether on the local, state or national level!

This is also a great opportunity for students enrolled in a GSLIS program. We will be offering up to 8 scholarships to students so they may attend this event for free. If you know a student who may be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please have them contact Meaghan James at mjames@ocln.org.

Register here: http://ams.nelib.org/event-2223494


July 19, 2016
8:30 am - 2:30 pm


New England Library Association


Tower Hill Botanical Gardens
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505 United States
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