Montana Library Legislative Day is right around the corner! Although the specific date has not yet been confirmed, it will be sometime early to mid-January 2015. MAGIP has provided great support for the event in the past through a generous donation. We would also greatly appreciate MAGIP member support at the event. I can provide you with the details once a date has been set.
In addition to covering costs of food, beverages and mailings, the Montana Library Association needs funds to support our very popular Legislative READ posters. Costs rise each year, and MLA just can’t do it without outside donations.
A copy of the READ posters (photos of our legislators with their favorite book), are given to each legislator who participates. If funding allows, we also create posters for the library falling within a district of a legislator.
It has been a HUGE draw each year and provides the opportunity for YOU to engage with your legislators. We’ve had upwards of 90 plus legislators in attendance.
Last time MAGIP provided $400. Would we like to again provide monetary support and how much should we provide?
I think we gave them $400 last year. I would vote to support them again this year and I am planning on attending the event.
I would be good giving them $500 or less for a donation.
I also plan to attend the event this year.
I agree that we should support them. We all rely on their services to support MAGIP events.
I am also ok with $400 or $500.
I agree with supporting this event and $400-$500.
I am going to recuse myself from this conversation and vote... conflict of interest being an MSL employee!
After attending this last year, I would have to say that there is little to no recognition of MAGIP as an organization at this event. The only recognition came from MAGIP members making personal contact with legislators. That being said, I don't have a good idea of how to promote, or if there is even a need to promote, MAGIP at this event. Perhaps it is just throwing our support back to MSL for their event?
I agree. I don't think there is a need to promote MAGIP at this event, but instead to show support for MSL and how MSL supports MAGIP/the Montana GIS Community.
I am OK with supporting this event with the previously suggested amount of somewhere between $400 and $500, because of the important role libraries play in our society.
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