Welcome to the VLA Government Relations and Advocacy Committee!
The Government Relations and Advocacy Committee works to promote communication about library-related legislation as well as provide opportunities and information for libraries of all sizes to advocate and promote within their communities and beyond. Our mission is two-fold:
- To create a greater awareness among our legislators at the state and national levels about the critical role that Vermont libraries play in access to information and to life-learning resources and programs.
- To help library staff learn to advocate and promote the library so to better respond and anticipate community needs.
Our goals include the preparation of the annual legislative agenda for the VLA Executive Board and relevant committees, the planning and implementation of Library Legislative Day at the State Capitol and the ongoing support of library advocacy efforts throughout Vermont.
Government Relations & Advocacy Committee Chair
Director, Charlotte Library
115 Ferry Road
Charlotte, VT 05445
Past Advocacy Initiatives
- Press Release: Vermont Library Association Voices Concerns About Proposed Vermont Department of Libraries Budget Reduction (March 20, 2015)
- Letter from the Law Librarians of New England to the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding proposed closure of the Vermont State Law Library
Legislative Breakfast Materials updated! (2014)