Advocacy & Legislation

Advocacy Clearinghouse
Tools and resources to assist you in advocating for your library.

Advocacy Events
Upcoming opportunities to advocate for libraries and network with library advocates.

Advocacy University
Resources, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level.

Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities
Libraries Engaging Communities: An initiative of ALA President Molly Raphael

Federal Legislation
Important legislation concerning the library community.

Legislative Action Center
Updates on library-related legislation and direct contact with your legislative representatives.

Library Advocacy
All of the posts on District Dispatch about library advocacy.

National Library Legislative Day 
ALA's critical event to put library issues at the legislative forefront.

Online Courses
View grassroots advocacy webinars.

Our Authors, Our Advocates
Authors are natural allies of libraries. Especially in these challenging times, they understand the key role that libraries and library staff play in the economic, social and educational fabric of our nation.

Public Awareness / @your library
The Campaign for America’s Libraries is the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign about the value of libraries and librarians.

State & Local Resources
Best practices on advocacy activities happening at the state and local level around the country.

Special Presidential Task Force on School Libraries 2012-13
To combat increased reports of threats to school library instructional programs, ALA President Molly Raphael has launched a Special Presidential Task Force on School Libraries.