ALA Midwinter Planning Conference in Boston features a Saturday 1/16 program on Frontline Advocacy. California School Library Association's 08/09 President Connie Hamner Williams is on the panel, representing school librarians. ALA President Camila Alire sees the CSLA "Best Sellers" grassroots advocacy campaign for strong school libraries as a prime example of frontline advocacy.
Program description of Frontline Advocacy: "Do you think advocacy is just for the higher-ups in your organization? Everyone can – and should – have a role in advocating for their library and the profession. Learn how advocating from the front lines is possible: Join ALA President Camila Alire and guests in a discussion on Frontline Advocacy, a unique initiative designed to motivate, encourage and train librarians and library support staff to seize opportunities to promote the diverse professionals, resources, and services of public, school, academic, and special libraries."