Take Action

Who can be a library advocate? Anyone who cares about America’s libraries! Library advocates play a key role in educating our communities about why libraries and librarians are essential in an information society. Visit the ALA Legislative Action Center today.

While the American Library Association Washington Office advocates at the federal level for legislation that preserves and promotes fundamental library values by lobbying Congress, partners and works with others “inside the Beltway” and beyond, and engages in grassroots advocacy on behalf of the public, your voice helps determine the success or failure of legislation.

For more on how to advocate for your library, visit ALA’s online courses page and ALA’s Advocacy, Legislation and Issues website. Also be sure to subscribe to District Dispatch, the ALA Washington Office blog, and check out the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.