A joint effort of ALA's Office for Library Advocacy and Office for Intellectual Freedom, Advocacy Bootcamp will help participants prepare to advocate for libraries as fundamental building blocks to democracy. View a schedule of trainings around the country.
In partnership with ALA's Chapter Relations Office, these webinars address current issues and provide an opportunity for chapter leaders to showcase best practices, share ideas, ask questions and learn about ALA resources.
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 rally support for library issues and policies. Participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings.
Public Awareness Events
Each September thousands of public and school libraries come together in a national effort to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Library Card Sign-up Month was launched in 1987.
Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018 with the theme, "Libraries Lead." Misty Copeland serves as 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair!
The National Library Week 2018 celebration will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.
ALA sponsors 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, such as Banned Books Week, Choose Privacy Week, Preservation Week, School Library Month and Teen Tech Week. Check out the list of all ALA promotional events.