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Interested in Natl. Library Legislative Day? Here’s what you need to know

If you appreciate the critical roles that libraries play in creating an informed and engaged citizenry, register now for this year’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), a two-day advocacy event where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons will meet with their legislators to advocate for library funding. National Library…

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What can the new District Dispatch do for you?

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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