ALA engages with a national network of partners to strengthen libraries of all types and build stronger communities across the country. The Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) coordinates those efforts at the state and local level in collaboration with other ALA offices and divisions, state chapters, affiliates and grassroots library supporters, in accordance with the association's state & local protocol.
Need help right away? Visit our Advocacy Assistance page for a list of contacts.
A comprehensive, searchable collection of advocacy resources from across the association can be found in ALA's Advocacy Library. Search by topic, library type or keyword.
Visit ALA Chapters for Information about our 57 state and regional associations. ALA works with state chapters to amplify the voices of local advocates, and offers advocacy software that connects library supporters with legislators and decision-makers at all levels of government. See ALA's state-by-state listing for additional details.
The Chapter Advocacy Exchange is a webinar series that addresses a range of advocacy issues and shares best practices from member leaders. These webinars are developed jointly by the Office for Library Advocacy and Chapter Relations Office.
State Legislative Session Calendars
The National Conference of State Legislatures compiles information on legislative sessions in each state, district, and territory.