Lori Fisher, Advocacy Chair, writes:
On May 7 and 8, I attended NLLD in Washington, DC with Mike York (State Librarian), Christine Friese (Portsmouth PL) and Emily Sennott (Merrimack PL). The information sessions on current issues were valuable, and we were able to meet with the staff of all of the NH Congressional delegation, as well as Carol Shea Porter in person. I was able to speak to Senators Hassen and Shaheen on the flight home; Emily and Mike attended Shaheen’s regular Wednesday coffee meeting with constituents and spoke to the Senator at that time. The four of us met for lunch on June 4 and we’ve discussed a strategy for furthering engaging the district staff here in NH in order to build a stronger relationship between our Congressional delegation and the libraries here at home.