Advocacy: How to Get Involved

The ALA Washington Office believes that civic involvement is the best way to make a difference for your library. Whether you are a librarian, a business or a concerned citizen, there are myriad ways to make your views known to legislators on Capitol Hill.

  1. Federal Advocacy Resources and How to Get Involved
    The Washington Office offers a variety of information resources about current federal issues that impact libraries. This page describes the resources and how best to use them.

  2. Webinars
    The ALA Washington Office has worked with advocacy expert Stephanie Vance on several online initiatives. Ms. Vance has more than 15 years of experience in Washington, DC, both as a lobbyist and a Congressional aide, holding positions such as legislative assistant, legislative director and staff director for various members of Congress.

  3. ALA-Allied Professional Association
    The ALA Allied Professional Association is a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois for the purpose of promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.” The ALA-APA is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA), an educational association chartered in the State of Massachusetts to “promote library service and librarianship.”