Virtual MLA Library Advocacy Week 2022
Registration closes 2/6/2022
Please join us for the Virtual MLA Library Advocacy Week 2022 starting on February 8, 2022. Like last year, this year's advocacy event will be completely virtual. Because it is virtual, registration is free. The welcome and orientation will be held via Zoom. By registering for the event you will receive the Zoom meeting invitation information for the event.
Please, schedule your visits with your legislators any time after the welcome and orientation virtual meeting on Tuesday February 8, 2022 so you can be familiar with the legislative priorities and any updates that we may hear during the meeting.
See the schedule and information for contacting your legislators below:
9:30 am - 11:30 am Briefing/Orientation
Welcome by 2022 MLA President, Claudia Cook
Introduction of the Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, by President Claudia Cook
Welcome by Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft
Comments by State Librarian, Robin Westphal
- Legislative Update by MLA Legislative Advocate, Randy Scherr
- General Information and Visit Etiquette by MLA Legislative Committee Chair, Cody Croan
Visits with Legislators during the week.
Don’t forget to set up your appointments with your senators and representatives! If you are not sure who your senator or representative is or if you need to find contact information, use these links:
Missouri Senators – http://www.senate.mo.gov/
Missouri Representatives –http://www.house.mo.gov/
If you would like to contribute to MLA's ongoing fundraising and advocacy efforts you may do so by clicking here. DONATE
Code of Conduct: The Missouri Library Association (MLA) hosts professional events and communication outlets to enable its members to receive continuing education, build professional networks, and discover new products and services for professional use. To provide all participants the opportunity to benefit from MLA events, the Missouri Library Association is committed to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group identity.
The Missouri Library Association follows the American Library Association’s Statement of Appropriate Conduct regarding harassment or other inappropriate behaviors. If any MLA member ever feels uncomfortable or harassed, or if they witness any violations of these policies, they should reach out to an MLA event planner, an MLA Board member as designated by name badge, or to conference security, if applicable. All reports will be directed to the MLA Board for further action. Anyone working in a college or university setting may also be required to contact their Title IX officer.