The Minnesota Library Association has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit information from interested parties with respect to Lobbying and Advocacy Services for the Minnesota Library Association and affiliates. MLA will use the information generated by this RFI, in conjunction with other information available to MLA, to determine the solution that is in the best interests of the MLA to fulfill its advocacy needs.
Responses to the RFI are due July 20, 2016.
Request for Information: Lobbying and Advocacy Services
A Request from MLA, ITEM, CRPLSA and the Multitypes, please take the Lobbyist Evaluation Survey
The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) holds a letter of agreement for governmental affairs consultant services with Capitol Hill Associates, Inc. on behalf of MLA, ITEM, CRPLSA, and the Multitype Library Systems. The lobbyists, Elaine Keefe and Sam Walseth, are well-known advocates for Minnesota libraries. The letter of agreement between the funding organizations prescribes an annual evaluation to be done by the Steering Committee representatives.
Judging performance of a lobbyist doesn’t necessarily depend on whether the legislature acted favorably on the Minnesota libraries’ platform. There are a number of forces influencing the direction of major legislation over which libraries have little control. Progress often takes place over a long period of time. The evaluation of the lobbyists is to evaluate critically important legislation-related activities and required attributes.
Please rate your perception of how Capitol Hill Associates succeeded in delivering the following services that are listed in the Letter of Agreement. Your responses will go to the Steering Committee, who will complete the evaluation.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Barbara Misselt, Legislative Chair and ECRL Director.
This survey will close at the end of July 1, 2016.