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Library advocacy gains national media attention

Senator Chuck Grassley with NLLD participants in 2015.

American Library Association President Courtney Young brought national attention to the history of library advocacy around privacy, surveillance and the USA PATRIOT Act this week when Beltway powerhouse publication The Hill published Young’s moving op-ed “Long Lines for Freedom.” In the op-ed, Young discusses the library community’s vocal involvement in opposing the PATRIOT Act: Today, close to 400 librarians and ... Read More »

Hundreds gather in D.C. for 41st annual National Library Legislative Day

NLLD crowd

This week, hundreds of library supporters met in Washington, D.C. to speak with their legislators about the importance of libraries. From May 4–5, 2015, more than 400 library advocates met with members of Congress to discuss key library issues during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 41st annual National Library Legislative Day. This year, National Library Legislative Day advocates asked their ... Read More »

Join us for Virtual Library Legislative Day

Hand holding a smart phone

For months, you’ve heard us talking about National Library Legislative Day 2015. Maybe you’ve made the decision to join us (hooray!) or perhaps you are planning to cheer us on from home. If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C., in person this year, please join us for Virtual Library Legislative Day 2015, led by United for Libraries and ALA’s ... Read More »

California library advocate receives WHCLIST Award

Strong libraries, Strong communities

This week, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office announced that Mas’ood Cajee, a library advocate from Stockton, Calif., is the winner of the 2015 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST) Award. Given to a non-librarian participant attending National Library Legislative Day, the award covers hotel fees and includes $300 stipend to defray the cost of attending ... Read More »