Simple Advocacy TIps for 2009

The attachment to this post contains simple advocacy tips taken from one of the free Stephanie Vance advocacy webinars.

Tips include how to communicate with your legislators, how to find out about the current issues, and most importantly, how to determine who represents you (and contact information).

At the end of the summary, you will find links to additional sites, including training opportunities and links to more information on the 2009 Georgia Library Day and the ALA National Legislative Day.

GPLS Capital Projects Presentation to House Higher Education Appropriations Committee 2/5/09

Attached below are the presentation slide show (Capital Bond Projects) and the Fiscal Year 2010 Capital Outlay Projects Detailed Project Descriptions document.

Reading on the Rise Report from NEA

New report for the NEA called "Reading on the Rise"

Returned Check Policies

Here are the results of a quick poll taken in January of 2009 on policies in Georgia public libraries relating to checks that are returned for insufficient funds:

• Some libraries charge $25 or $30 for a returned check, while others do not charge a fee imposed by the library above bank fees.

• Most or all of the libraries who charge fees have it in their policy manual, either printed or online, and some documentation of library procedures in different scenarios.

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Responding to Requests from Law Enforcement

Posted here are guidelines for developing library privacy policies and a model policy and procedure for responding to requests for confidential information from law enforcement. These were provided as part of the materials at the Lawyers for Libraries Institute I recently attended.

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