ALSC’s Virtual Library Legislative Day Info


From Association for Library Service to Children ALSC’s Virtual Library Legislative Day info:

“Happy Monday, Everyday Advocates!

You don’t have to travel to Washington, DC, this week to make a national difference for children, families, and libraries.

Take action with Virtual Library Legislative Day (VLLD), and let your voice be heard!

The ALSC Advocacy and Legislation Committee has developed resources so you can contact Congressional leaders from home from May 1-5. Check out the Everyday Advocacy website ( for all the details on getting started and staying involved in Virtual Library Legislative Day 2017.

Here are a few of the highlights you’ll find:

Contact Your U.S. Senators and Representatives

Don’t miss this step-by-step guide to finding and connecting with your elected officials. Trust us—it’s easy and only takes a few minutes. (

Use IMLS Impact Statements by State (Libraries Transform)

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Everyday Advocates from 25 states who submitted IMLS impact statements in March and April, you’ll find a state-by-state listing of ready-to-tweet sound bytes formatted as Libraries Transform “Because…” statements. Use them to champion libraries in your home state this week and beyond! (

Use Sample VLLD 17 Tweets

In addition to IMLS impact statements, you’ll find 12 ready-to-go tweets promoting the importance of federal funding for libraries. The best part? All you have to do is click each tweet link, and the text prefills for you! Just log in to Twitter, add handles for your members of Congress, and you’re all set. (

Visit Everyday Advocacy to find all this and more to help you be awesome at the national level this week—right in your own library community. That’s what being an Everyday Advocate is all about!

Warmest regards,


Jenna Nemec-Loise, MLIS

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Division Councilor, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)