Virtual Library Legislative Day

Virtual Library Legislative Day


Virtual Library Legislative Day allows library advocates to contact Congress from home

Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day, held each spring in Washington, D.C. This year, National Library Legislative Day will be May 5-6, 2014 Virtual Library Legislative Day activities will be held throughout the week of May 5-9, 2014, and will be an opportunity for all library advocates to make their voices heard on a national level. Library advocates who cannot make it to Capitol Hill for the event can be a part of the effort by calling and/or emailing their elected officials on May 6, or any time the week of May 5-9. Visit this web page in late-April for talking points to include when writing or calling your legislators.

United for Libraries, the ALA Washington Office, ALA's Chapter Relations Office, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy lead Virtual Library Legislative Day.

National Library Legislative Day began in 1976. In 2003, Friends of Libraries U.S.A. began a virtual component to engage Friends of the Library groups, library advocates and supporters around the country who could not travel to Washington, D.C. for the main event. Now in its 12th consecutive year, the virtual campaign continues to support the efforts of those who attend this important day in Washington, D.C. and meet with their elected officials in person.

Virtual Library Legislative Day Resources

Issue Briefs (from the ALA Washington Office)

Briefs will be available the week of April 21.