Author Archives: Lisa Lindle

#NLLD17 roundup

The VA delegation speaks with a staffer at Rep. Bobby Scott's office.

Last week, we were thrilled to welcome over 530 librarians to Washington, D.C. for National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) 2017. With representatives from every state, and over 1,000 additional library supporters who committed to join in the advocacy efforts from home, the energy this year was higher than ever. In the wake of the President’s budget proposal, which included the ... Read More »

How to participate in #NLLD17 from home

Attendees at National Library Legislative Day 2016 in the reception photobooth

As library supporters from across the United States prepare to go to Washington, D.C. to participate in National Library Legislative Day, don’t forget that you can participate from home! All week long (May 1-5th), we’re asking library supporters to email, call, and tweet their Members of Congress about federal library funding and other key library issues. Register now, and you will ... Read More »

Panels announced for National Library Legislative Day 2017

Librarians hold up signs supporting libraries at National Library Legislative Day photobooth

There are just 20 days until National Library Legislative Day, and the speaker lineup is our best yet! You’ve likely already heard that Hina Shamshi from the ACLU will be joining us as our keynote speaker. Now check out some of the other panels we have planned: The Political Dance Jennifer Manley Managing Director, Prime Strategies NYC Christian Zabriskie, Executive ... Read More »

2017 WHCLIST award winner announced

U.S. Capitol.

This week, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office announced that Lori Rivas of Newhall, CA is the winner of the 2017 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST) Award. Given to a non-librarian participant attending National Library Legislative Day, the award covers hotel fees and includes $300 stipend to defray the cost of attending the event. A ... Read More »

An appropriations update from the field

Congressional negotiators will be burning the midnight oils over the weekend to craft a final bill.

After almost a week of activity around ALA’s intensive appropriations campaign and less than a week until the House “Dear Appropriator” letter deadline, we wanted to check in and let you know how things are going. As you may remember, this campaign is part of our annual push to get as many Members of Congress to sign “Dear Appropriator” letters ... Read More »