Along with ILA lobbyists, actively pursue traditional and innovative opportunities to monitor state and federal movement that could impact Iowa libraries and/or the association; communicate such movements to the ILA Executive Board. Actively engage members in library advocacy initiatives.
2022 ILA Legislative Agenda
Read the ILA Legislative Agenda for 2022.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - ILA Lobby from Home Day
Contact your state legislator to say "Thank You" and to remind them how important you library is to your community! They love hearing from local constituents even more than from librarians! Find a way to get your patrons involved!
The most important thing to remember is to tell your personal library story to your legislators. Yes, use the legislative agenda. Yes, borrow a little language. But the best thing you can do is tell your legislators how your library impacts the community in a positive way. They remember those stories. It puts a human element into your ask.
Use the ILA Lobby From Home Guide to help you with reaching out to your legislators!
If you need any advice or want help, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of GAC
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - ILA Advocacy Day
State Capitol Law Library, 2nd Floor
2:30pm: Briefing with ILA Lobbyists
3:00-5:00pm Reception with Legislators
Click here to let us know you are coming! Also be sure to let your legislators know you'll be there with this sample letter
Here’s a quick video to get you started with the toolkit: https://youtu.be/RQvAJh9FRWU
The recording for the August 13, 2018 webinar is now available to ILA members.