Legislation & Advocacy Committee


To serve as a liaison with the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and the ALA Washington Office to help ensure that the needs of public librarians are represented in their initiatives; to maintain communication with the appropriate Committee on Legislation (COL) subcommittees and the ALA Legislative Assembly; to maintain communication with the legislation and advocacy committees of other divisions;  to inform public librarians about appropriate federal policies and legislation; to strengthen the advocacy skills of public librarians.


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The Legislation & Advocacy Committee consists of a minimum of four members, up to 10 members, appointed from the membership at large and led by a chair.


Established at the request of the PLA Board.

Get Involved

To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please read and fill out the online volunteer form.

  • Volunteers are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Appointments are made by the PLA President and President-Elect, primarily in the spring.
  • Volunteers must be members of ALA and PLA.

Staff Liaison

Barbara Macikas
Executive Director