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Be an Advocate for your Library!

You can help your library by contacting your local and state legislatures to let them know how important your library is. Decisions are made at all levels of government about funding, copyright, telecommunications, intellectual freedom, and other policy issues that will shape libraries and public access to information.

Use the following links for easy access to information:


The Pennsylvania General Assembly Click Here to access: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/
Westmoreland County Commissioners Click Here to access: http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/westmoreland/cwp/view.asp?A=1421&Q=620602
Office of Commonwealth Libraries Click Here to access: http://www.statelibrary.state.pa.us/libraries/site/default.asp

Professional Organizations

American Library Association Advocacy Resource Center Click Here to access: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ola/issuesadvocacy.cfm
Public Library Association Click Here to access: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/index.cfm
Pennsylvania Library Association Click Here to access: http://www.palibraries.org/

Other Resources

Library Advocacy Pamphlet by the Illinois Library Association Click Here to access: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/
Internet Public Library Advocacy Resources Page Click Here to access: http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum45.20.00/
I Love Libraries.org Click Here to access: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/aboutus/index.cfm