Events

ALA sponsors a wide variety of annual events that promote libraries and awareness of library issues, such as Banned Books Week, Choose Privacy Week, Preservation Week, School Library Month and Teen Tech Week.
 

Advocacy Training

Advocacy BootcampAdvocacy Bootcamp logo

Advocacy Bootcamp helps participants to advocate for libraries as fundamental building blocks to democracy. View a schedule of upcoming trainings around the country.

 

Chapter Advocacy Exchange

Chapter Advocacy Exchange logoIn partnership with ALA's Chapter Relations Office, these webinars provide an opportunity for chapter leaders to showcase best practices, share ideas, and learn about ALA resources.
 

Advocacy Events

National Library Legislative Day

National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy training that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress and generate support for library issues. Participants receive advocacy training along with briefings prior to their meetings.

Library Card Sign-up Month

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.

National Library Week

Each April, ALA encourages people to read! Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2019 with the theme "Libraries = Strong Communities." Visit the National Library Week site for more information.