Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Libraries, Advocacy and Technology - Working with Decision Makers

"Think globally, and act locally" - in the context of "advocacy is politics and politics is advocacy." This is our challenge! As members of the library and information community, we are faced with the daunting and unprecedented task of trying to identify and use technology to the benefit of our patrons and to convince decision makers that more resources are needed to accomplish this task.

Mr. Mike Ragen, CALL's VIP, shares his experience on this subject by presenting “Libraries, Advocacy and Technology - Working with Decision Makers” at AALL on Monday, July 10, at 10:15 a.m. CALL invites you to join our members for this program, to be held in Majestic Ballroom H of the Renaissance Grand Hotel.

Ragen is presently the Chief Deputy Director of the Illinois State Library. In that capacity he assists in the overall mission of the State Library to interact with the 4,000-plus libraries of Illinois and foster the relationship of libraries with decision makers. Prior to joining the State Library, Mike served as a policy analyst for the Illinois State Senate and focused primarily on issues affecting banking, labor law, election law and the general operation of state government. Mike holds an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

From: Naomi Goodman
CALL Past President, 2006/07
219-201-9948 (cell)


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