News You Can Use
Librarians have been politically energized and engaged throughout the first two years of the Trump Administration. As the Administration hits the midpoint, and the new 116th Congress begins, library issues will be on the table—including funding, copyright, privacy, education, telecom—what can the library community expect over the next two years? How can you prepare for the inevitable battles—and opportunities—that await your library? Hear from “inside the beltway” experts about what Congress and the Administration mean for your bottom line.
This program will provide the latest information on the 116th Congress. Who are the chairperson and ranking member of relevant committees? How has the election changed the overall Congress, and what states are now most important to target? What are the priorities of the Trump administration, and have conflicts over Supreme Court appointees, trade deals, and immigration, and the instability of the Executive Office provided new opportunities or challenges to ALA advocacy. Attendees will learn how they can best advocate for libraries in 2019.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, WO
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.