Registration opens for National Library Legislative Day 2017

Library advocates attending NLLD 2016 stand in a photobooth, holding signs like "Library Strong" and "I love libraries"

Photo Credit: Adam Mason

We are happy to announce that registration for the 43rd annual National Library Legislative Day is open. This year, the event will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 1-2, 2017, bringing hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their Members of Congress and rally support for libraries issues and policies. As with previous years, participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issue briefings prior to their meetings. Featured issues include:

  • Library funding
  • Privacy and surveillance reform
  • Copyright modernization
  • Access to government information
  • Affordable broadband access
  • Net neutrality protection

Participants at National Library Legislative Day have the option of taking advantage of a discounted room rate by booking at the Liaison. To register for the event and find hotel registration information, please visit the website.2017-nlld-banner

Want to see a little more? Check out the photos from last year!

We also offer a scholarship opportunity to one first-time participant at National Library Legislative Day. Recipients of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) Award receive a stipend of $300 and two free nights at a D.C. hotel. For more information about the WHCLIST Award, visit our webpage.

I hope you will consider joining us!

For more information or assistance of any kind, please contact Lisa Lindle, ALA Washington’s Grassroots Communications Specialist, at or 202-628-8140.

About Lisa Lindle

Lisa Lindle is the Grassroots Communications Specialist for the American Library Association. She coordinates National Library Legislative Day and manages the ALA Washington Office's social media communications capabilities.


  1. With the new administration, this year’s NLLD is critical. It would appear to me that the LSTA and IMLS are both at risk along with other privacy and net neutrality issues. A larger than usual turnout will send its own message.

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