Save the date! The 2013 National Library Legislative Day will be held on May 7th & 8th at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Many changes in Congress now contribute to a new political climate in both the House and the Senate. New members need to hear from you and other constituents. Be sure to register early – the ALA has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel, but many of you know that they always go quickly and you’ll want to be at the center of the action!
Library Snapshot Day provides a way for libraries of all types across a state, region, system or community to show what happens in a single day in their libraries. How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job? Doing their taxes? Doing their homework? This initiative provides an easy means to collect statistics, photos and stories that will enable library advocates to prove the value of their libraries to decision-makers and increase public awareness.
ALA's offices and divisions sponsor a variety of library promotions throughout the year that libraries of all types all across the country can get involved with to promote libraries and create awareness of library issues.
Learn how you can bring these promotions to your library.
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