Libraries Are Vital to Utah – 45 Days of Advocacy | 2022
On January 27, 2022, the Advocacy Committee held an online advocacy training. If you missed the training or would like to review it, a recording of the training and the slides for the training are both available.
The Charge of the Advocacy Committee is to:
- Help ULA members effectively advocate for sustainable funding and support for library services.
- Promote legislative and advocacy support for library related legislation.
- Alert and advise ULA Leadership on opportunities to influence public policy that may directly impact library services.
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Utah Library Advocates Guide
Calling libraries “an investment in our future,” representatives from the Utah Library Association (ULA), Utah Education Association (UEA), Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA), and Utah Library Media Supervisors (ULMS) announced the release of an eBook titled Utah Libraries: Keystone of Healthy Democracy, Student Success, and Prosperous Communities. The eBook highlights the value of libraries and their role in defending the freedom to read by providing useful information and actions that Utahns can take to fight censorship, including a parents’ guide for talking to kids about difficult topics.
Chair – Peter Bromberg
Co-Chair – Rebekah Cummings