When: July 8, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Great River Regional Library, St. Cloud, MN (1300 W St Germain, St, St Cloud, MN 56301)
Who: All are welcome! MLA members, ITEM Members, and Library Trustees are especially encouraged to attend.
Why: It's important for library professionals to advocate in Minnesota and use our voices!
Cost: This event is free to attend. Price includes event registration and lunch.
DETAILS: Elaine Keefe, MLA lobbyist, will review the 2015 Legislative Session and give an overview of expectations for the 2016 session. The majority of the day will be spent developing and discussing possible legislative priorities, opportunities, and challenges for 2016. Click HERE to review the 2015 Legislative Platform.
REGISTRATION OPENS: May 25, 2015
REGISTRATION CLOSES: June 30, 2015
8:30 am Coffee and goodies, hosted by Minitex
9:00 am Welcome and introductions – Barbara Misselt, MLA 2016 Legislative Chair
9:15 am Introduction to ALA Engage (replaces Capwiz) and other ALA concerns
10:00 am Review of the 2015 Session, Elaine Keefe, MLA/MEMO Lobbyist
10:30 am Identify and brainstorm 2015 Legislative Session priorities and needs
11:00 am Table discussions of identified priorities and needs
12:00 pm Lunch (box lunches provides as part of registration), discussions continue
12:45 pm Report from table discussions
1:30 pm Minnesota Department of Education Guest Speakers
2:00 pm Draft platform development (general structure and timeline)
3:00 pm Adjourn