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NLLD 2017 keynote announced

Attendees at National Library Legislative Day 2016 in the reception photobooth

We are happy to announce the keynote speaker for National Library Legislative Day 2017! Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU National Security Project, will be joining us in Washington, D.C. on May 1, 2017. The National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights. According to the ... Read More »

ALA, Harry Potter Alliance launch Spark

Advocate - noun, meaning supporter

The American Library Association (ALA) joined the Harry Potter Alliance in launching “Spark,” an eight-part video series developed to support and guide first-time advocates who are interested in advocating at the federal level for issues that matter to them. The series, targeted to viewers aged 13–22, will be hosted on the YouTube page of the Harry Potter Alliance, while librarians ... Read More »

WHCLIST accepting nominations

United State Capitol at Night

The White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office are calling for nominations for the WHCLIST Award. This award is granted to a non-librarian participant in National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). The winner receives a stipend of $300 and two free nights at the Liaison hotel. WHCLIST has been an effective force in ... Read More »

National Library Legislative Day 2016

North Carolina Delegation stand with Senator Burr on the steps.

It’s that time again! Registration for the 42nd annual National Library Legislative Day is open. This year, the event will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 2-3, 2016, bringing hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their Members of Congress and rally support for libraries issues and policies. As with previous years, ... Read More »

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 »