Library Advocacy

WHCLIST accepting nominations

United State Capitol at Night

The White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office are calling for nominations for the WHCLIST Award. This award is granted to a non-librarian participant in National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). The winner receives a stipend of $300 and two free nights at the Liaison hotel. WHCLIST has been an effective force in ... Read More »

ALA disappointed at White House budget cut to state grants to libraries

Cherry Hill Public Library

Cutting funds to libraries hinders services being delivered directly to people in their communities After reviewing President Obama’s Fiscal 2017 Budget released today, Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association (ALA), issued the following statement: We are truly disappointed that the President’s budget does not recognize the value libraries bring to our country. Every day America’s libraries create individual ... Read More »

Webinar explores collaboration to serve military & their families through libraries

A military family.

The ALA and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) introduced their new partnership to the first round of potential pilot libraries last week. The effort provides an opportunity for libraries to add to their capacity to serve military members and their families with customized financial education and resources in concert with certified credit counselors. Larra Clark, deputy director of the ... Read More »

ALA joins NFCC to serve military and their families through libraries

A military family.

ALA has joined forces with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) and local libraries to deliver financial education and resources to members of the military and their families across the country. Members of the U.S. armed forces, Coast Guard, veterans, and their families face financial challenges often not adequately addressed by resources designed for the general public. ALA and ... Read More »

National Library Legislative Day 2016

North Carolina Delegation stand with Senator Burr on the steps.

It’s that time again! Registration for the 42nd annual National Library Legislative Day is open. This year, the event will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 2-3, 2016, 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, ... Read More »