May 21, 2022

Video Recording: ALA’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) Briefing 2016

ALA’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) briefing took place earlier today at the Liaison Hotel in Washington D.C. and a video recording of event is now available here and also embedded below.

The keynote was given by Former Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ).

Here’s a list of speakers with the approx. times they presented at today’s briefing. This should help navigating the video.

9:00-9:10 a.m.  Welcome and Announcements, Recognition of COL Members
Ann Ewbank — Chair, ALA Committee on Legislation
Julius Jefferson — President, District of Columbia Library Association
Keith Michael Fiels — Executive Director, ALA

9:10-9:15 a.m.  White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce Award
Sari Feldman — President, ALA

9:15-9:45 a.m.  Keynote Speaker
Hon. Rush Holt, former Member of Congress (D-NJ12)

9:45-9:55 a.m.  Spark Video Series Launch

10:05-11:05 a.m. Issue Brief Review and Q+A
Office of Government Relations Staff — ALA Washington Office

11:05-11:30 a.m.  Planning for NLLD 2018 and Group Photo
Emily Sheketoff — Executive Director, ALA Washington Office

Note: The afternoon portion of the briefing will NOT be available online.

1:30-2:00 p.m.  Hill Staff Secrets – What Makes for a Successful Meeting
Jenny Backus — President and CEO, Backus Consulting

2:00-2:30 p.m.  Spotlighting the Importance of Libraries in an Election Year
Sari Feldman — President of the ALA
Jan Sanders — Director, Pasadena Public Library
Christian Zabriskie — Executive Director, Urban Librarians Unite

2:45-3:00 p.m.  Policy Revolution! Update
Alan Inouye — Director, Office for Information Technology Policy, ALA Washington
Larra Clark — Deputy Director, Office for Information Technology Policy, ALA Washington

3:00-3:20 p.m.  Press and Media Training
Nancy Gravatt — Marketing and Communications Office, Fairfax County Public Library
Dashana Patel — Communications Consultant, Latitude Worldwide
Jason Huffman — Agriculture and Trade Editor, PoliticoPro

3:20-3:30 p.m.  Wrap Up
Adam Eisgrau — Managing Director, Office of Government Relations

See Also: NLLD 2016 Issue Briefs (PDF)

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