For our library clients and friends who are attending the ILA conference later this week (Wednesday, October 21-Saturday, October 24), please stop by to say hi and visit with Ancel Glink attorneys who will be presenting at the following sessions:
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:00 – 10:00 A.M.
Getting Your Budget and Tax Levy Through Your Municipality
Learn about the legal requirements and political effects between the library and its municipal host, which should be considered when either a home-rule or non-home rule municipal library prepares its budget and levy. Library directors will help lead the discussion.
Speaker: Adam Simon, Ancel Glink
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Library Use of Social Media – Navigating the Legal Landscape
The use of social media impacts many facets of local governance and, among other things, is reshaping the ways in which libraries and their constituents interact. Yet, as with many aspects of technological evolution, these resources bring challenges, such as the Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) compliance, privacy and copyright issues, employee usage, and other legal issues.
Speaker: Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:45 – 2:45 P.M.
Transparent Government...Without Losing Your Mind: Tips for Complying with FOIA
The Sunshine Laws are intended to ensure that government operates in a transparent manner. This session will cover the basics of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act OMA), and also provide updates on recent Public Access Counselor opinions, cases and legislative amendments to these two laws.
Speakers: Robert Bush and Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink
For more information about the conference, visit ILA's website here.