Lobbying for Libraries and the Public's Access to Government Information: An Insider's View

Lobbying for Libraries and the Public's Access to Government Information: An Insider's View

By: Bernadine E. Abbott-Hoduski (author), Senator Paul Simon (foreword_author)Hardback

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Structured like a memoir, with tips about lobbying interwoven throughout, Lobbying for Libraries is a lively account of one woman's 21-year mission to get funding for libraries to establish systems that improve the way information is distributed nationwide. She offers valuable guidelines on how to lobby as an individual or group, design a bill, communicate with policy makers through traditional and new technologies, and how to influence the legislative process. Hoduski has quilted the fabric of her experiences in policy making into an insightful book that is as entertaining as it is useful.

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About Author

Bernadine E. Abbott Hoduski is a Government Information Advisor. She was a professional staff member for Library and Distribution Services, U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Printing for 21 years. The American Library Association Government Documents Round Table established the Bernadine Abbott Hoduski Founders Award in 1993. In 1995 she was awarded the Public Printer's Distinguished Service Award.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Lobbying for a Cause is Like Creating a Quilt Chapter 3 2 The Cause / Quilt Must Be Decided on and Designed Chapter 4 3 How to Lobby Chapter 5 4 Who Are the Quilters / Lobbyists? Chapter 6 5 Who Is to Be Lobbied? Chapter 7 6 A Change in the Life of a Public Official Can Unravel Years of Lobbying Chapter 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 Appendix: List of Library-and-Information Related Associations Chapter 10 Glossary Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/03/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780810845855
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780810845855
  • weight: 553
  • ISBN10: 0810845857

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