Tag Archives: National Library Legislative Day

Boots on the ground advocacy

US Capitol Building

I don’t think I need to overemphasize for you the important roles that libraries play in our communities. The epicenter of progress and knowledge, libraries have evolved to meet the educational and technological needs of their patrons. These institutions of learning and creation need to be protected and improved at all costs. And in the wake of the sweeping changes ... Read More »

National Library Legislative Day 2015

Lisa Rice visits with Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), NLLD 2014

Good news! Registration for the 41st annual National Library Legislative Day is now open! This two-day advocacy event brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their Members of Congress to rally support for libraries issues and policies. Registration information and hotel booking information are available on the ALA Washington Office website. This ... Read More »

What congressmen need to know about libraries

Kevin Smith knows how to get library advocates revved up about meeting with policymakers. As the President-elect and Legislative Coordinator of the Virginia Library Association, Kevin uses his political expertise and messaging know-how to advocate effectively for libraries every year during the American Library Association’s annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). When he’s not in Washington, D.C. advocating for libraries, ... Read More »

Advocacy Spotlight: Speaking with ALA Councilor Jessica Scalph

Jessica Scalph is no stranger to library advocacy. The Virginia-based librarian, who has served as the ALA Virginia Chapter Councilor since 2008, has used her public library experience and background as law librarian to become well-versed in Internet filtering, library funding and intellectual freedom issues. Scalph also knows how to work positively with legislators–she has participated in the American Library ... Read More »