Library Advocacy

Advocacy works: Broad number of legislators back library funding

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Each year around this time, Appropriations Committees in both chambers of Congress begin their cycle of consideration and debate of what federal programs will be funded the following year. For both political and fiscal reasons, the process is marked by tremendous competition for a limited and often shrinking “pie” of Appropriations dollars. In this environment, demonstrating early, strong and bipartisan ... Read More »

The Washington Pest: National Library Legislative Day news

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SCOOP!  ALA Washington Office Encourages Inter-Chapter Fight Washington, DC – the ALA Washington Office has confirmed that it’s actively pitting state chapter against state chapter in the run up to National Library Legislative Day 2015 (NLLD). In the latest in a record-shattering string of 4,268 reminders about the event, held on May 4 – 5 in the nation’s capital, the ... Read More »

Upcoming National Library Legislative Day deadlines

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National Library Legislative Day is May 4-5, 2015 and it will be here soon. Here are a few dates you should know: March 31st is the last day to receive the discount rate available at the Liaison Hotel as part of our room block. April 1st is the last day we are accepting nominations for the WHCLIST award. April 24th ... Read More »

What to expect: photos of National Library Legislative Day 2014

NLLD advocates attend briefing day

In a few weeks, library advocates from all over the country will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress to champion library issues. Registration for the event, National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), is currently open. To help first-time attendees prepare for the annual advocacy day, we created a photo essay using photos from past NLLD events ... Read More »

Interested in Natl. Library Legislative Day? Here’s what you need to know

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If you appreciate the critical roles that libraries play in creating an informed and engaged citizenry, register now for this year’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), a two-day advocacy event where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons will meet with their legislators to advocate for library funding. National Library Legislative Day, which is hosted by the American Library Association ... Read More »