Registration is now open for
Leg Day. You can access the page and registration link by clicking
here: http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/events/2013/mar/2013-mlamemo-library-legislative-day
2013
MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day
The 2013
MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day
is an
opportunity for library advocates (you, your staff and board, your patrons,
other library lovers) to gather at the Minnesota State Capitol to show support
and raise awareness of issues for libraries.
Attendees
should make appointments to meet as many of their Representatives and Senators
as possible to remind them of the importance of libraries to the success of the
communities in their district. The MLA/MEMO Platform and accompanying Talking
Points will be available to help guide attendees in their advocacy.
More
than anything, legislators need to see that their constituents value libraries
and be reminded that they should, too.

2013
event features:

§ Price: Acknowledging
the pinch on personal and organizational budgets these days, there is NO
REGISTRATION FEE. The meeting includes a briefing the evening before. We hope
that having no fee will encourage a large turnout—especially critical in this
time when money is scarce.
§ Lunch:
Lunch
is on your own. There are several venues within easy reach of the Capitol
building, including the Sweetwater Grille & Bar in the Kelly Inn and fast
food restaurants. Many buildings in the Capitol complex have their own
cafeterias. The Capitol cafeteria is in the basement and is closed when the
Legislature is not in session. The Transportation and Centennial Building
cafeterias are on the ground floor of each building. The Veterans Service
Building cafeteria is on the fifth floor. Menus are available
online. The Capitol also has a snack bar on the second floor (where the House
and Senate chambers are located) during the session.
§ Location:
This
year, the meeting will again be at the
Best
Western Kelly Inn St. Paul Hotel
(161 Saint Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN
55103).
§ Lodging:
Save
time and stay overnight at the Best Western Kelly Inn St. Paul Hotel. There is a
small block of rooms being held for our group. Please contact the Best Western Kelly Inn St. Paul Hotel at 651-227-8711. Reference the 2013 MLA/MEMO
Library Legislative Day to get the best rate.
§ Parking:
Parking
at the Best Western Kelly Inn St. Paul is free and on a first come, first served
basis.
There
are many advocacy groups that legislators hear from. If libraries are not well
represented, funding may go elsewhere. Please register now and join
us.
Mark
Ranum
2013 Legislative Chair

Event
Details

START
5:00pm on
Tuesday,
March 5, 2013
END
4:00pm on Wednesday,
March 6, 2013
SCHEDULE
Tuesday,
March 5, 2013 (St. Anthony Room)

5:00–5:30pm
Registration
5:30–6:30pm Legislative Briefing (hors d’oeuvres will be
served)
Wednesday,
March 6, 2013 (Sibly Room)

8:00am–1:00pm
Registration
9:00–10:00am Legislative Briefing (repeat
of Tuesday)

10:00am–4:00pm
2013 MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day
LOCATION
161
Saint Anthony Ave
St.
Paul, MN
55103
See
map: Google
Maps
PRICES
FREE
for MEMO and MLA members
REGISTER
BY
11:59pm on
Friday,
March 1, 2013
REGISTRATION