In a few weeks, hundreds of library champions will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress during National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) to champion national library funding (registration is open). To help first-time advocates prepare for the annual advocacy day, we created a photo essay using photos from past NLLD events (photos via flickr).
Advocates travel to the nation’s capital
North Suburban Library System trustee and staff view Capitol.
On the first day of National Library Legislative Day, participants will receive training and briefings to prepare them for meetings with their members of Congress.
ALA Briefing Day
Office of Government Relations Director Lynne Bradley.
ACRL Presisdent Trevor A. Dawes with MO NLLD State Coordinator Gerald Brooks.
An advocate knits
The American Library Association awards the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce Award to first-time non-librarian advocates
ALA awards Buzz Carmichael WHCLIST Award.
Advocates attend a National Library Legislative Day reception
Advocates at the briefing reception.
NC Advocate Anthony Chow with his daughter.
Representative Holt enjoys meeting library advocates
Sen. Reed received honorary ALA membership
On the second day of National Library Legislative Day, advocates travel to congressional buildings
Waiting outside of a congressional building.
Illinois librarians meet with former representative Judy Biggert’s staff to discuss library issues.
Advocates meet with their representatives and senators
Legislative Assistant Tom Dorney (for Rep. John Lewis) with GA State Librarian Dr. Lamar Veatch (left to right)
Sen. Durbin, advocates Donna Tieberg, Jill Lynch, Nancy Heggem, Lisa Marie Smith, and former senator Barack Obama.