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Friday, May 20 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Advice from Electeds: How to position your library for support and funding

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How can we effectively communicate with elected officials?

In this panel discussion, four elected officials from local and state offices will offer their advice on how we can build relationships with them and successfully advocate for our libraries.

Our panel includes:
  • Kathleen Riebe, Utah State Senator
  • Norm Thurston, Utah State Representative
  • Irene Hansen, Duchesne County Commissioner
  • Jeannie Simmonds, Logan Municipal Council Member

As a result of attending this program you will:
  • Learn how to effectively message the value of libraries to elected officials.
  • Develop an understanding of the challenges that elected officials face, and be able to better position the library for support given constraints on officials' time and attention.
  • Learn how to develop effective collaborative relationships with elected officials.

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Rebekah Cummings

Digital Matters Librarian, University of Utah
Marriott Library, University of Utah
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Peter Bromberg

Associate Director, EveryLibrary
As Associate Director of EveryLibrary, the first and only 501c4 doing political work in support of libraries, Peter provides direct consulting to libraries and library supporters on advocacy, ballot initiatives, and funding-focused campaigns. He also works nationally to provide support... Read More →

Friday May 20, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Stratus 5 & 6