More than 300 library supporters from across the country descended on Washington, DC April 24 for 2012 National Library Legislative Day. A strong delegation – representing southeast, central, northwest and the metro areas --helped make the NLLD a success for Minnesota libraries.
We hit the high notes with legislators and legislative staff: The importance of LSTA – Library Services and Technology Act -- funding to Minnesota libraries and the important, innovative work libraries are doing in workforce development. Minnesota has recognized and formalized the strong relationship between libraries and workforce development: Marlene Moulton Janssen is the library representative to the Governor’s Workforce Development Council.
The delegation was led by Michael Scott, Southeastern Libraries Cooperating assistant director, and participants included Kathy Fredette, Barbara Misselt, Marlene Moulton Janssen, Mollie Pherson and Carol Walsh, MALF president. (pictured above: Minnesota library delegation at the office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, from left to right:Barbara Misselt; Kathy Fredette; Michael Scott; Elizabeth Frosch, legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar; Carol Walsh; Marlene Moulton Janssen; and Mollie Pherson.)
Frends, save the date: National Library Legislative Day 2013 will be held May 6-7 at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, DC.