CLA Advocacy Training with Patrick PC Sweeney
March 9, 2017: 9am – 12N
1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030
March 10, 2017: 1pm – 4pm
North Natomas Library
Sacramento Public Library
4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835
March 13, 2017: 9am – 12N
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
California needs well-trained librarians to take action to support legislation at the state-level as well as state-wide bond initiatives. There is currently a Senate Constitutional Amendment being brought forward by Senator Bill Dodd to lower the threshold for Bond measures for libraries down to to 55 percent instead of the current required supermajority of 66 percent. This amendment has the potential to drastically improve the quality of library infrastructure in California if passed by legislators in Sacramento and then passed by the voters in 2018.
Patrick “PC” Sweeney will be conducting a training from EveryLibrary, the National Political Action Committee for libraries, about best practices for visiting and building positive and proactive relationships with legislators and how to take action to support CLA's efforts to move SCA-3 through Sacramento. In this training librarians and library staff will also learn about SCA-3, CLA’s goals and commitment to supporting this initiative, as well as how they can help build local and statewide political support for a future state-wide ballot measure.
$25 - Members
$45 - Non-Members