Tag: Peggy Garvin

Peggy Garvin Named Recipient of 2011 Dow Jones Leadership Award

Peggy Garvin Named Recipient of 2011 Dow Jones Leadership Award

Peggy Garvin, long considered a role model for her fellow information professionals, was honored by thousands of them during the opening ceremony of the Special Libraries Association’s Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO on 12 June. Garvin was presented with the Dow Jones Leadership Award, which honors an SLA member who has led others by exemplifying professional […]

Tips for Conducting Advocacy, Issue and Legislative Research

Tips for Conducting Advocacy, Issue and Legislative Research

The way in which you conduct research as part of your efforts to lobby for a particular issue can have an important effect on the outcome of that issue. Extreme care must be exercised when preparing any research that will be utilized. photo credit: AlexYo1968 First, double-check and verify everything. This includes the names of […]

Writing to Persuade your Congressional Representative

Writing to Persuade your Congressional Representative

One of the most time-honored and common ways of effecting the outcome of legislation is to make contact with your elected officials and persuade them to take a specific stance regarding certain legislation. Even so, simply writing a letter to your senator or representative is not enough to convince them to take the desired action. […]