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What to expect: photos of National Library Legislative Day 2014

In a few weeks, library advocates from all over the country will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress to champion library issues. Registration for the event, National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), is currently open. To help first-time attendees prepare for the annual advocacy day, we created a photo essay using photos from past NLLD events (photos via flickr).


Participants in National Library Legislative Day spend their first day in the District receiving training and briefings in preparation for their meetings with their members of Congress the following day.

NLLD Participants on Briefing Day
Former ALA President Barbara Stripling listens to a briefing

Awards, like the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce Award (WHCLIST), are presented. The WHCLIST award is presented to a first-time, non-librarian advocate.

Former ALA President Barbara Stripling presents the WHCLIST Award to advocate Mary Lynn Collins.
Sen. Patrick Leahy addresses the advocates after accepting the 2014 Public Service Award

After the briefing, attendees are invited to a reception at the Capitol Building.

On day two, advocates are sent to the congressional buildings with their delegations. They are given one pagers and materials they can leave behind with the Members of Congress and their staff after their meetings conclude.

Lisa Rice visits with Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)

This year, National Library Legislative Day will be held May 4-5, 2015. Additional questions regarding the event can be directed to Lisa Lindle.


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Lisa Lindle is the Grassroots Communications Specialist for the American Library Association. She coordinates National Library Legislative Day and manages the ALA Washington Office's social media communications capabilities.

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