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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 »

WHCLIST award nomination deadline approaching

2014 WHCLIST winner accepts certificate

The deadline for WHCLIST nominations is quickly approaching! If you are planning to nominate a non-librarian, first-time attendee of National Library Legislative Day, the nomination requirements are due no later than April 1, 2015. The winner of this award receives a stipend of $300 and two free nights at the Liaison hotel. The White House Conference on Library and Information ... Read More »

Education Businesses, Associations Demand Increase in School Library Funding

Scholastic joined a coalition of education businesses calling for school library provisions.

A coalition of more than 20 education businesses, associations and media groups―including Scholastic Inc., EBSCO Information Services and the Association of American Publishers―called (pdf) on the U.S. Congress to support dedicated school library funding in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which provides federal funding for national K-12 education programs. The coalition specifically asks Congress to ... 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 »

Library leaders: Comment on the IRS Tax Form Program

Photo by John Morgan via Flickr

Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office hosted a conference call with several Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials to issues surrounding the distribution of the 2014 fiscal year tax forms and instruction publications to libraries. Nearly 100 library leaders participated in the call. Patricia Evans, director of IRS distribution, began by apologizing for the poor communications about the ... Read More »