The Advocacy Committee is charged with developing an advocacy strategy for our association, providing a framework for advocacy now and into the future.
Michigan's public, school, academic and special libraries are connected, serving each citizen at various points in his/ her life. Therefore, it's important for libraries of all types to support each other, especially in times when outside support becomes more limited-- as is the case for Michigan school libraries.
From our founding in 2014, MiALA has expressed a commitment to support efforts statewide to advocate for all types of Michigan libraries. This support could include:
* contributing funds to support major advocacy campaigns and efforts alongside other associations and groups within the state
* contributing some MiALA member volunteer time toward statewide advocacy efforts
* establishing more formal relationships with other library advocacy- minded organizations
* and more ideas that you, MiALA member and potential Advocacy Task Force volunteer, bring to the table.
Working together with Michigan's other library communities, MiALA can contribute to ensuring library services for our citizens’ lifelong learning.
If you are interested in serving on the advocacy committee, click here to fill out the committee volunteer form.
2017-2018 Advocacy Committee Members
Julie Garrison (chair)
Western Michigan University
Board Liaison - TBD