(via the Illinois Library Association)
This year’s legislative events will look a little different. While our virtual meet-ups the past two years have been successful, the Advocacy Committee decided it was time for something new.
Our 2023 events will focus on making our legislative endeavors hyperlocal. In place of regional events, we encourage library advocates to meet with elected officials in your districts. This could be a visit to your legislators’ offices, a tour of the library, or even a joint event with neighboring libraries.
We will help you prepare for these local events by offering two statewide webinars and additional advocacy resources. Advocates are encouraged to attend “Get Ready to Advocate” on Wednesday, February 22, followed by “Library 101 for Legislators” on Monday, February 27 (10:00-11:00 AM CDT both days). By attending both of these webinars, you will be ready to schedule, plan, and attend a meeting, tour, or event with your legislator.
Visit here to learn more about these advocacy opportunities, including the webinars.