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Virtual National Library Legislative Day!

National Library Legislative Day informational graphic, May 2-3, 2016, Washington, DC - Register today!

National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress to rally support for library issues and policies. Participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings.

*Please note that new advocate training will be held on May 1st during briefing day this year.

Due to increased interest in National Library Legislative Day 2017, we have reached capacity on registration. If you have any questions, please contact llindle@alawash.org or sign up to participate online.

Hotel Information

To make reservations at the Liaison Hotel:

  • Hotel registration closed on March 30, 2017
  • Click here to book online (Please select your arrival and departure) – the code for online registration is: ALA017
  • Call toll free 1-888-513-7445. Be sure to reference the American Library Association group when making reservations, or provide the Reservation ID: American Library Assn – National Library Legislative Day
  • Please Note: If you are planning on booking nights outside our room block (May 1-2), you must book the additional nights separately in order to take advantage of the discount.


Participating from home?


Another chance to go to DC!


CMLE members (and others!) – if you are working with teens, and would like to go to Washington DC for Library Legislative Day – YALSA wants to help you!

Check out this opportunity below:

Due to the fact that the White House’s budget proposes eliminating all federal funds for libraries, YALSA’s Board has re-opened the travel stipend application in order to send an additional member to Washington DC to advocate for teens and libraries. The stipend, funded by Friends of YALSA, will enable one qualified recipient to receive up to $1,000 to attend ALA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day, which will be held in Washington, DC, May 1-2, 2017. Apply by April 10, 2017.  Applicants will be notified the week of April 17, 2017.  Here is the application:




P.S. For other ways to stand up for teens and libraries, read this YALSAblog post

Beth Yoke, CAE

Executive Director

Young Adult Library Services Association

50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611

1.800.545.2433 x4391

fax: 312.280.5276



Advocacy: The 2017 MLA/ITEM Legislative Platform

Do you need some suggestions on important ideas to talk about with your legislators and other stakeholders? We have them right here! Remember: Legislative Day is Feb. 22. If you can’t attend in person, send an email to be sure your legislator knows about the important work you are doing in libraries!!

The Minnesota Library Association (MLA) and the Information
and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) support state funding for the following programs that sustain library services in Minnesota:

Continue reading Advocacy: The 2017 MLA/ITEM Legislative Platform

Registration is Open: Library Legislative Day

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Please register now for at least one day at the Minnesota State Capitol (March 4 and 5), where the focus is on library issues! The 2014 MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day is an opportunity for library advocates (you, your staff and board, your patrons, other library lovers) to gather at the Minnesota State Capitol to show support and raise awareness of issues for libraries. There is no charge for this event, and the registration link is ready for you now!

Save the Date: 2014 MN Library Legislative Day

Image by Fibonacci Blue. Retrieved from Flickr. Used under Creative Commons' licensing.
Image by Fibonacci Blue. Retrieved from Flickr. Used under Creative Commons’ licensing.

Mark your calendars, 2014 MN Library Legislative Day

Minnesota Library Legislative Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Base of operations for the day will be Room 400 N in the State Office Building, in St. Paul.
Additional details will be made available as that date draws closer.

Jim Weikum, 2014 Chair, MLA Legislative Committee
Arrowhead Library System Mountain Iron, MN