Next week, hundreds of library supporters will meet in Washington, D.C., for National Library Legislative Day, a two-day event where advocates will discuss key library issues with their members of Congress (from May 5–6, 2014).
National Library Legislative Day advocates will discuss the need to fund the Library Services and Technology Act, support legislation that gives people who use libraries access to federally-funded scholarly journal articles and continue funding that provides school libraries with needed funds for materials. Additionally, advocates will ask legislators to restore reasonable expectations of privacy by supporting the USA FREEDOM Act.
Senator Angus King (I-ME) will jumpstart the event by addressing library advocates at the opening briefing, which takes place from 9:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel in Washington, D.C.
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Maine State Librarian Linda Lord
- Shawn Daugherty, assistant director of SPARC
- Peter Jaszi, professor of law at the American University Washington College of Law
- Gabriel Rottman, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union
- John Windhausen, Telepoly Consulting
While you’re at National Library Legislative Day, use the hashtag #nlld14.