Registration Open: 41st Annual National Library Legislative Day
For Immediate Release
Want to support federal funding for our nation’s libraries? Stand up for libraries this year by registering for the American Library Association’s 41st annual National Library Legislative Day, a two-day advocacy event where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons meet with members of Congress in Washington, D.C.
This year’s National Library Legislative Day takes place May 4-5, 2015. Participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings. Last year, more than 400 librarians, patrons, teens and parents from across the country met with members of Congress to discuss key library issues.
First-time participants are eligible for a unique scholarship opportunity. The White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office are calling for nominations for the 2015 WHCLIST Award. Recipients of this award receive a stipend ($300 and two free nights at a D.C. hotel) to a non-librarian participant in National Library Legislative Day. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.
WHAT: The American Library Association will host the 41st annual National Library Legislative Day to support federal funding for national libraries and library services. Visit www.ala.org/nlld for more information.
WHERE: Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001
WHEN: May 4-5, 2015
For more information, visit www.ala.org/nlld. Questions or concerns about National Library Legislative Day should be directed to Lisa Lindle, grassroots communications coordinator, at Llindle@alawash.org.