Library Advocacy

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

Librarians from the North Suburban Library System speak to an Illinois congressional aide.

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 »

Now Accepting WHCLIST Nominations!

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The White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office are calling for nominations for the WHCLIST Award. Each year, the 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 ... Read More »

Copyright Office should modernize its operation

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The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has mulled its way through 16 well-attended and sometimes contentious hearings on comprehensive copyright reform since 2013. Thursday’s hearing—“the U.S. Copyright Office: Its Function and Resources—sounds like one that keen copyright followers might think is mundane enough to skip, but they would be wrong. The Office’s functions tremendously affect how libraries, businesses, authors, and other ... Read More »