SAMMIE supports member libraries by advocating at the state and local level. The Executive Director attends Minnesota Library Legislative Day in budgeting years and sometimes in bonding years to advocate for adequate funding for public school, public and academic libraries.
The Executive Director is available to assist individual libraries by speaking at board meetings, city council meetings, school board meetings, and/or by writing letters of support.
Libraries looking for tools that will aid them with their own advocacy efforts may find what they need in the Advocacy Toolbox.
SAMMIE’s newsletters have information on our programs, general library news, and job openings in Minnesota.
SAMMIE can use its subscription to Grant Station, a database of foundations and organizations, to help member libraries find funds for large projects, such as remodeling or building new libraries.