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Registration opens for National Library Legislative Day 2018

Ready to take your advocacy skills to the next level? Join us for the 44th annual National Library Legislative Day.

Held in Washington, D.C. on May 7-8, 2018, this two-day educational event is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from advocacy and issue experts. National Library Legislative Day 2018

On day one, you’ll join hundreds of other librarians, information experts, and library supporters for a full day of training. We’ll discuss the most pressing legislative issues facing libraries, prepare you to make the most of your meetings on Capitol Hill, and give you the chance to share tips and tricks with library advocates from all over the country. On day two, you will put those skills to work! You, along with other attendees from your state, will attend meetings with your elected officials (well, probably their staff). All you have to do is come prepared to talk about the important work your library is doing for your community.

National Library Legislative Day is open to the public, and to advocates with any level of advocacy experience. Whether you are fresh out of library school or you are a longtime library board member, a new advocates, or an experienced defender of library interests, this event is for you!

  • To register, or to find out more information about the event, visit our website.
  • Need more information? Check out our FAQ page or listen to this story from past attendees, Africa Hands and Kendra Jones.

We also offer a scholarship opportunity to one first-time participant at National Library Legislative Day. Recipients of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) Award receive a stipend of $300 and two free nights at a D.C. hotel. Or you can check out the travel scholarships being offered for YALSA and ACRL members!

If you can’t join us in D.C. this year, you can always participate from home. Sign up here to receive talking points and other resources on May 7th.

For more information or assistance, please contact Lisa Lindle, ALA Washington’s Manager of Grassroots and Advocacy Outreach, at or 202-628-8140.

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