FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS’ FORUM
WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 2014
WHERE: Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
7584 Leesburg Pike (Route7)
Falls Church, VA 22043-2099
TIME: 12:30 pm Registration and Refreshments
1:00 pm Branch Manager Welcome
1:05 pm Discussion—Building an Advocacy Toolbox: A Conversation Among Friends.
Facilitated by David Broder, President of SEIU VA 512
Janice Kuch, Branch Manager Library Access Services
3:00 pm Adjournment
Confirmed Special Guests:
Supervisor Linda Smyth
Library Board of Trustees - P. Dando, L. Clements, D. Heinrichs, K. Delaney, M. Donovan, and W. Jasper
Representatives from: the League of Women Voters of Fairfax County; the Federation of Citizens Associations of Fairfax County; the Fairfax County Government Employees Union (FCGEU); the Virginia Civic Engagement Table; Virginia New Majority; the Alliance for Human Service; and the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, Fairfax County Public Library Employees Association (FCPLEA).
The "conversation" is intended to explore how the Library Friends can respond to an invitation from the Library Trustees for us to advocate for our libraries. We want to explore ways in which Fairfax County Public Library Friends can advocate for well-funded, quality libraries. A variety of special guests with experience regarding advocacy will contribute to the conversation. We hope to compile a list of advocacy ideas for Friends to use going forward - an "Advocacy Toolbox".