Library Legislative Day
Save the Date
When: March 7, 2017
Where: Massachusetts State House
Deadline to submit a proposal for Library Legislative Day displays is this Friday, January 13. The theme is "Why Libraries?". Displays will highlight one or more of the "Because..." posters that show the many ways all types of libraries benefit their users. See the posters at http://mblclegislativeagenda.com/
Submit your proposal at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/liblegday17
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."