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Wednesday, September 25 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Boots on the Ground

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Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others.  Advocacy for libraries should be a never ending process. John and Betsy will provide a practical presentation on advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. They will give us some takeaways on what can we actually do to advocate for our libraries. They will discuss what advocacy is, why it’s important for everyone to engage in, and give you practical ideas on how to start.

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Betsy Adamowski

Executive Director, Wheaton (IL) Public Library
Betsy Adamowski is the Executive Director of the Wheaton Public Library.  She has been in this position since 2013.  Betsy is a leader and mentor for the Illinois Library industry and has held numerous leadership positions with the Illinois State Library, Illinois Library Association... Read More →
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John Spears

Chief Librarian and CEO, Pikes Peak Library District
John Spears has been Chief Librarian & CEO of the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) since early 2016. John has over twenty years of experience working in urban, suburban, and rural libraries, and prior to joining PPLD, he served as the director of libraries in Salt Lake City (UT... Read More →

Wednesday September 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 3 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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