Library Advocacy Minutes
PRESENT: Pat Nonamaker, Robert Ganz, Margie Morris, LouAnne Lundgren, Ginny LaJuene, Bill Meredith, Phil Ritter
Welcome and Introductions – The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m., and introductions were made.
Minutes of January 30 meeting – The minutes were reviewed and accepted. It was suggested that a list of those attending should be included in all the minutes and that they be posted on the Intranet.
Selection of a Chair or Co-Chairs – It was agreed that Phil Ritter and Rob Ganz would serve as Co-Chairs, with P. Ritter being responsible for the "mechanics" of the meetings (agendas, minutes, notices, etc.) and R. Ganz serving as the spokesperson of the group.
National Issues – It was agreed that P. Ritter would forward any emails and/or other information regarding national issues to the members but that this would not be a major focus at this time.
New York State Issues – Plans for and the schedule of visits to legislators during Legislative Day on March 19, 2002 were reviewed. The three major issues put forward by NYLA were discussed as follows:
It was agreed that all the people going to Leg Day should prepare a list of statistics and other information as well as bring some kind of "present" such as a book, bookmark, or magnet to give to the legislators. P. Ritter was asked to poll everyone in an attempt to determine exactly who will be attending Legislative Day and which people they will be visiting if they will not be there for the entire day.
Albany and Rensselaer County Issues –
Other Issues – It was suggested that everyone should send examples of public relation and advocacy activities to UHLS to be kept in a folder and shared with others at future meetings or when needed.
Future Meetings – It was agreed to meet every other month at the same time. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. after the UHLS Board meeting.
Adjournment – The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.