(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)
A reminder that these are starting soon! All librarians and library supporters are welcome to attend. If you are registered, please feel free to contact your legislators and encourage them to be there or to send a staff member. Deadline for registration is November 23.
Registration is now open for the 2023 ILA Library Legislative Meetups. This series of seven legislative events provides an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about issues affecting you and your library.
Library trustees, directors, and staff from public, school, and academic libraries are encouraged to attend and participate. Use this opportunity for photo ops with your elected officials to post on your social media or to invite them to visit your library.
You can find a complete list of upcoming meetups, along with background on legislative issues and advice on meeting with elected officials, here. Meetups run from Tuesday, November 28, to Wednesday, December 6.
Advance registration is required, with a deadline of Thursday, November 23, so don’t wait! If you have questions about registration or are not sure which Meetup covers your library, please contact the ILA office at email@example.com.