Apply by April 8 for National Library Legislative Day Travel Grant (May 9-10, 2011)

Are you interested in federal legislation and policy affecting libraries, connected in your campus community, and willing to work with your members of Congress for change? ACRL needs you! We recognize that travel funding is tight and believe in the importance of academic librarians participating in National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). For the third year, ACRL is pleased to announce the availability of up to $250 each for 10 individuals to attend NLLD from May 9-10, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

During NLLD, librarians, library staff, and library supporters from around the country converge on Capitol Hill to meet with their federal representatives to advocate for the support of libraries and library-friendly legislation. The first day is for an orientation to advocacy, issue briefings, and a reception on Capitol Hill; the second day is reserved for visits to Congressional offices. Information on NLLD registration and housing can be found on the ALA Web site.

Individuals applying for the travel grants must be an ACRL Legislative Advocate (application to be an advocate will be accepted simultaneously with travel grant application), be a first-time attendee at NLLD, and apply by April 8, 2011. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Complete details and application information are available on the ACRL Web site.