More information can be added to the GLBTRT Procedures section to provide tips to representatives on how
to work with the GLBTRT board and membership.
The GLBTRT always needs a representative and an alternate to Legislation Assembly (ALA Committee on Legislation). The position requires:
The following is recruitment language from the the Chair of the ALA Committee on Legislation, Vivian Wynn, 2012-13. The information was shared in the Fall of 2012.
The Legislation Assembly (LA) acts in an advisory and resource capacity to the ALA Committee on Legislation (COL). It is comprised of representatives of ALA membership units, including Divisions, Round Tables, ALA Committees, and COL Subcommittees, the representative are each appointed by his/her respective unit.
The LA serves as the major point of communication between ALA Units and COL to facilitate an exchange of information on legislative and policy issues. The Assembly provides one of the main opportunities for units to communicate legislative concerns to other units and participate in ALA’s policy discourse. LA representatives in turn keep units apprised of pending legislative actions and policies issues of interest and concern. It is important for every unit to send a representative to the LA meetings in order to hear more about current issues, possible policies and how their units and the ALA Committee on Legislation are approaching legislative priorities and policies.
The Assembly meets two times during each conference:
Responsibilities of Legislation Assembly Members:
The Legislation Assembly is an important ALA venue for legislative policy discussions and sharing of information. Information about meetings, unit legislative agendas, and relevant notices are posted on the LA ALA Connect site at: http://connect.ala.org/node/64157. The purpose of the LA is to:
During the ALA Midwinter Conference, units are strongly encouraged to set their Legislative Agenda for the year. Each unit’s representative to LA will have an opportunity to hear from other ALA units at the LA meetings on how each unit’s agenda and priorities were set.
As your unit develops its Legislative Agenda, consider the following questions.
Some additional questions to consider when developing legislative issues:
For more information about the ALA Committee on Legislation Legislative Assembly, contact: Lynne Bradley firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Katz, email@example.com in the ALA Washington Office, or Vivian Wynn, firstname.lastname@example.org 2012-13 Chair of the ALA Committee on Legislation.