Library Advocacy

ALA, Harry Potter Alliance make it easy to advocate

Advocate - noun, meaning supporter

The American Library Association (ALA) joined the Harry Potter Alliance in launching “Spark,” an eight-part video series developed to support and guide first-time advocates who are interested in advocating at the federal level for issues that matter to them. The series, targeted to viewers aged 13–22, will be hosted on the YouTube page of the Harry Potter Alliance, while librarians ... Read More »

Virtual library lobbying ready to reverberate in Washington

Backlit megaphone

Do you hear an echo? That’s the sound of thousands of library advocates speaking up all over the country. Starting today, May 2nd,  almost 400 librarians converge in Washington, DC for National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). They’ve come from all over the nation to tell Members of Congress and their staffs what librarians’ legislative priorities are, but they need library ... Read More »

Big thanks to our unforgettable library heroes

Advocate - noun, meaning supporter

We were blown away this year by the sheer number of applications we received for this year’s nominations for the WHCLIST Award, an honor that recognizes a non-librarian participant attending the 2016 National Library Legislative Day. The award covers hotel fees in addition to a $300 stipend to reduce the cost of attending the event.  The White House Conferences on ... Read More »

LIVE: Watch the confirmation hearing for Dr. Carla Hayden

Watch Dr. Carla Hayden's Confirmation Hearing Live on Wednesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm ET

The Confirmation Hearing for Librarian of Congress Nominee, Carla Hayden, by the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, will air LIVE on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and C-SPAN.org on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:15pm ET. The hearing will also be webcast from the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration hearing page. The webcast will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to ... Read More »

What to know before you go

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Preparing for National Library Legislative Day 2016 (or Virtual Library Legislative Day?), but not sure what to expect? We have some handy resources for you, straight from advocacy expert Stephanie Vance!   Read More »