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Michigan Library Advocacy Day 2024

STRONG LIBRARIES = A STRONGER MICHIGAN

Join us at the Capitol in Lansing to meet with your legislators on a day dedicated to advocating for libraries and celebrating the right to read!

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the Michigan library community will unite in support of all Michigan libraries at MLA’s Michigan Library Advocacy Day. Passionate and committed library advocates from all across Michigan will gather in Lansing to meet with legislators and build relationships while advocating for library funding and support and educating lawmakers about library issues.

Our theme: STRONG LIBRARIES = A STRONGER MICHIGAN!

The day begins at 9:00 AM in Heritage Hall at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing (323 W Ottawa Street). Library advocates will gather for networking, coffee and the morning session to review our talking points, get inspired and get ready to speak with legislators about the top issues facing the library profession.

At 10:00 AM, advocates will begin to attend legislative meetings. Visits will be scheduled throughout the day and take place at legislator offices. Each attendee will have a different schedule based on their legislators’ availability, but we’ve planned a full day of special events to attend in between legislative visits to help you make the most of your time in Lansing.

Registration is only $25 and includes an Advocacy Day t-shirt, a boxed lunch, and a custom agenda. MLA will schedule a meeting between you and your legislator(s) or legislative staff.

You do not need to be a member of MLA to register to attend Advocacy Day, but you do need to be prepared to meet one-on-one or in a small group with your legislator or their staff. This is the most important part of Advocacy Day! MLA will hold a virtual training for advocates on April 1.

Registration is first come-first served and is limited to 150 attendees.

We can't wait to welcome you to the capital city!

Schedule is subject to change.

Register for Michigan Library Advocacy Day

Michigan Library Advocacy Day Partners

Detroit Public Library EveryLibrary Lakeland Library Cooperative Library Cooperatives of Michigan Michigan Academic Library Association Michigan Association of School Librarians Midwest Collaborative for Library Services The Library Network Suburban Library Cooperative White Pine Library Cooperative Woodlands Library Cooperative
 


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