Library Legislative Day
When: March 8, 2016
Where: Massachusetts State House
10:30 am – First Time Attendees Get Together - Special Collections Room 55
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Visit the Library Showcase.
The showcase features visual displays placed in the Great Hall and Grand Staircase areas. Legislators and attendees can visit these displays to get a snapshot of the variety of programs, technology and community involvement that happens daily in libraries across the Commonwealth.
12:30 pm – Lunch is served in the Great Hall
1:00 pm - John Palfrey* awarded the MLA/MSLA Advocacy Award in the Great Hall.
1:30 pm - Visits to Legislators
Resources to help you prepare for the day
SCHOOL LIBRARY ADVOCATE AWARD
John Palfrey (center) received the MSLA award from MSLA President, Anita Cellucci (left) and Kathy Lowe, MSLA Executive Director (right) at the 2016 Library Legislation Day.
*John Palfrey is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and is a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus primarily on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world. His most recent book, BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, argues that libraries are more than just book repositories and can become" bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information."