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What can the new District Dispatch do for you?

Washington Capitol building. Photo by the ALA Washington Office

Today, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is pleased to launch the new and reinvigorated District Dispatch! We’ve made it easier for you to find content on the site, search articles, share with friends, subscribe to the blog and learn more about library policy issues. Most importantly, the new and improved site includes features that make it easier for ... Read More »

Hundreds of library champions gather in Washington for 40th Annual National Library Legislative Day

This week, hundreds of library supporters met in D.C. to speak with their legislators about the importance of libraries. From May 5—6, 2014, more than 420 librarians, patrons, teens and parents met with members of Congress to discuss key library issues during the American Library Association’s 40th annual National Library Legislative Day. The event focused on supporting federal funding for ... Read More »

Sen. King to speak during National Library Legislative Day

#160439458 / gettyimages.com Next week, hundreds of library supporters will meet in Washington, D.C., for National Library Legislative Day, a two-day event where advocates will discuss key library issues with their members of Congress (from May 5—6, 2014). National Library Legislative Day advocates will discuss the need to fund the Library Services and Technology Act, support legislation that gives people ... Read More »

What to expect: National Library Legislative Day in photos

In a few weeks, hundreds of library champions will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress during National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) to champion national library funding (registration is open). To help first-time advocates prepare for the annual advocacy day, we created a photo essay using photos from past NLLD events (photos via flickr). Advocates travel ... Read More »

Libraries matter: use videos to advocate for libraries

Today, the American Library Association’s Washington Office launched “Libraries Matter,” a series of videos showcasing the ways libraries use federal funding to support early literacy, high-speed internet access, small business owners and new citizens. Library supporters can use the videos to demonstrate the value of federal funding programs, such as the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), to legislators, decision ... Read More »