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Saturday, July 23 • 8:30am - 12:30pm
Legislative Advocacy Training 2011: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

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In these difficult economic times, it’s more important than ever before to develop skills to effectively prove your value to stakeholders and advocate for law libraries and the issues that impact our profession.

As you can see from our agenda, this year’s Advocacy Training will give you a unique opportunity to hear from an official at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts on new PACER functionalities that will help you find court information more efficiently. Leslie Street and Government Relations Committee member Julie Kimbrough will then share tips on creating useful PACER research guides and developing popular PACER training programs.

After this practical presentation, 2010-2011 Electronic Legal Information Access & Citation Committee Chair Timothy Coggins and AALL Advocacy Communications Assistant Emily Feldman will lead an exciting discussion of AALL’s involvement in the National Inventory of Legal Materials, celebrating the significant contributions of AALL’s Federal and State Working Groups during the past year. We’ll present findings from the preliminary data from the inventory and draw initial conclusions.  We’ll also summarize the most recent developments regarding NCCUSL’s uniform act, Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act, in preparation for one of the breakout sessions.

Participants will then choose between two important breakout sessions: the first on creative ways to promote digital authentication to state policymakers when NCCUSL’s uniform act is rolled out in your state; and the second to brainstorm ideas on how to sustain the role of law libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program.

To register for the Advocacy Training, which is sponsored by the Government Relations Office and Government Relations Committee and available at no cost to our members, please contact Advocacy Communications Assistant Emily Feldman by June 17.

Saturday July 23, 2011 8:30am - 12:30pm EDT
PCC-Room 201(C)

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