Via Canadian Library Association
The first “CLA on the Hill” day was a tremendous success. The day started with an Advocacy Boot Camp which gave delegates a context for our activities, training in how to manage a meeting, and the key talking points for the day. Then more than 60 members were divided into 18 teams, and fanned out over the Hill for meetings with 63 MPs, Senators, and key Hill staff. CLA members highlighted copyright legislation, library book rate, the Community Access Program, and budget cuts affecting federal libraries and Library and Archives Canada as key issues. Many members also attended Question Period – a highlight of the day!