Magazine article American Libraries

ALTA Can Play Vital Role in Libraries

Magazine article American Libraries

ALTA Can Play Vital Role in Libraries

Article excerpt

Library trustees and advocates can play an important role in achieving the many goals of our profession. Within ALA, they find a home in the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA), which stands alone as the only national association for library trustees and advocates and provides a unique perspective on the issues and trends facing libraries.

Advocacy registry

With a $25 annual subscription, the new ALA/ALTA Advocacy Registry is open to community library advocates, former library trustees, Friends, current and former ALA members, and chapter members. Subscribers have access to a quarterly e-newsletter, databases of best practices and key messages, and an online toolkit of materials. To join, visit www.ala.org/advocacyregistry.

Join ALTA at the following 2005 Annual Conference programs:

* "Grassroots Library Advocacy: Creating Raving Fans"--June 24

The preconference, featuring Ellen Miller and Patricia Fisher, will provide an opportunity for participants to practice delivering key messages.

* Second National Advocacy Honor Roll Banquet--June 24

ALA and ALTA will honor the achievements of extraordinary library advocates. Tickets are $75 per person.

* "Elected Officials: How to Get Their Attention on Library Needs"--June 25

ALTA's opening session program, featuring Illinois State Senator Donne E. …

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