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Successful National Library Legislative Day concludes

Group photo of Nation Library Legislative Day attendees

This week, the ALA Washington Office kicked off the 42nd National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) in Washington, DC, with a little help from over 400 library supporters. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker and former Member of Congress Rush Holt, and also heard from a number of expert speakers. Panels included an issue briefing with Washington Office ... 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 »

Librarians, you have been challenged!

As part of National Library Legislative Day 2016 (NLLD), we are offering library advocates unable to attend in person the chance to participate through Virtual Library Legislative Day (VLLD)! This year, we’re teaming up with the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) to help expand our efforts and take advantage of the momentum started by the nearly 400 library supporters who plan ... Read More »

Involve young people in library advocacy

Three Granger Leadership Academy proudly display their GLA tshirts.

Guest post by Katie Bowers, Campaigns Director for the Harry Potter Alliance. The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is an organization that uses the power of story to turn fans into heroes. Each spring, the HPA hosts an annual worldwide literacy campaign known as “Accio Books“. Started in 2009, Accio Books began as a book drive where HPA members donated over ... Read More »

A weekend with wizard activists

Three Granger Leadership Academy proudly display their GLA tshirts.

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Granger Leadership Academy (GLA) in Warwick, Rhode Island. The conference, hosted by the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), is a four day event focused on equipping attendees with the knowledge they need to be strong and effective leaders. In keeping with the HPA’s commitment to teaching activism skills through the power of ... Read More »