Take Action for Virtual Library Legislative Day

National Library Legislative Day informational graphic, May 2-3, 2016, Washington, DC Not able to make it to Washington D.C. next week for National Library Legislative Day? Don’t worry, you can still join virtually!

Help amplify the key advocacy messages advocates in D.C. will be sending Congress by committing to emailing, calling, or Tweeting at your Senators and Representative from May 2-6th. Sign up in advance via the Virtual Library Legislative Day registration form to receive talking points and resources that you can use to send an email, make a call, or post a Tweet through the ALA Legislative Action Center.

We have additional resources to help you prepare for National Library Legislative Day 2016 or Virtual Library Legislative Day including information on what to know before you go straight from advocacy expert Stephanie Vance!

Prepare to advocate with morning briefing sessions streamed live from Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 2, starting at 9:00am EDT. You’ll get a chance to hear Former Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) give a keynote, along with a timely rundown of all the major legislative issues that we’re addressing this year.

Find out more about issues at the national level affecting the welfare of academic and research libraries in the recently released ACRL 2016 Legislative Agenda.

Help expand the impact that advocates have on National Library Legislative Day by participating virtually. Sign up to participate and check out this handy resource toolkit, put together by the Harry Potter Alliance, for librarians who may want to get younger advocates involved. You can find out more by visiting the United for Libraries and the Harry Potter Alliance web pages, or by subscribing to the ALA Action Center.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Lindle, Grassroots Communications Specialist for ALA Washington.

Your personal, real world library experience is the key to helping legislators understand how the policies and legislation they are working on can impact library users. Please lend your voices!

–Catherine Soehner, Chair, ACRL Government Relations Committee