MLA Connect Advocacy Hours are an opportunity for the library community to learn more about MLA's advocacy and legislative priorities including funding, elections, property taxes, literacy, internet access, privacy, intellectual freedom, and more. Each month, we will address a new topic and share any pending legislation introduced in the House or Senate that could impact the Michigan library community. Open discussion and Q&A will follow the interview-style agenda.

Monthly sessions will generally take place on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM. Advocacy Hours are free to attend to anyone interested in joining the conversation! A maximum of 500 attendees can join each live event. Registered attendees will receive information and a link to access the meetings on the Zoom platform. 

Please note recordings of all MLA Advocacy Hours are available to watch for free and on-demand at MLA Connect On-Demand.

MLA Connect Advocacy Hour: Challenging Conversations 

Thursday, April 20, 2023 
10:00 - 11:00 AM 

We are pleased to welcome two public library directors who will offer practical advice on how to bridge polarizing viewpoints at our April Advocacy Hour. Join Larry Neal, Director of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library and Juliane Morian, Director of the Rochester Hills Public Library to learn how they have taken steps to over-prepare for tough conversations in the communities they serve.

Advocacy Hour conversations are always free to attend but registration is required.




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