Communicating with Elected Officials about your Library

Jan 12, 2023 02:00pm -
Jan 12, 2023 03:00pm

Event Description

Communicating with Elected Officials about your Library

January 12, 2023

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


About this Webinar:

The climate for libraries can be stressful. With polarizing politics, book bans, budget concerns and more, libraries must increasingly work and interact with their elected officials and the public. How do you communicate effectively in stressful times? How can you get the attention of your elected officials? And how can libraries better communicate all the positives they give to their community?

Through this webinar, you will learn:

• Suggestions for handling difficult conversations • Ideas for communicating and connecting all year with elected officials

• Understanding where elected officials may be coming from

• Resources from the American Library Association and other places that can help


Presented by Carrie Rogers-Whitehead:

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that teaches digital citizenship to tens of thousands of parents, students, and educators across the world. Before starting Digital Respons-Ability, Carrie worked about a decade in public libraries. Carrie regularly writes, speaks and researches on digital citizenship and education.
She is the author of several academic books including: Digital Citizenship: Teaching Strategies and Practice From the Field (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and Becoming a Digital Parent: A Practical Guide to Help Families Navigate Technology (Routledge, 2020) and the The 3Ms of Fearless Digital Parenting: Proven Tools to Help You Raise Smart and Savvy Online Kids (Skyhorse Publishing, 2021).
Her latest book for librarians, Advocating Digital Citizenship: Resources for the Library and Classroom is out in fall 2022 and she has another title to be released in early 2023 from the International Society for Technology in Education. She is also an adjunct instructor and in 2021 won an Outstanding Reference Source Award from the American Library Association for one of her books. Carrie is also a mother who applies what she teaches with her own family at home in Utah.


Registration Closes January 12, 2023







This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.




Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Nov 14, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Nov 15, 2022 and ends on Jan 09, 2023.
Late registration starts on Jan 10, 2023.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)