For immediate release | May 13, 2010

Rally with AASL for Library Advocacy Day

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages all school librarians and supporters of school libraries to join together on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 29 to show their support for school libraries. Starting at 10 a.m., AASL members, supporters and staff will meet on the Hill to raise their voices. Find out more about AASL's plans for Library Advocacy Day on the AASL Web site.

AASL wants their members and supporters to stand out! Before the rally, members and school library supporters should pick up their blue bandana to wave during the rally at the end of the AASL Affiliate Assembly meetings at Annual Conference. In conjunction with ALA's Washington Office efforts, AASL encourages everyone to wear red.

For one year only, Library Advocacy Day (LAD) will replace National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). Register today to join AASL for Library Advocacy Day. For the latest information on LAD, continue to visit the LAD homepage, follow #lad2010 on Twitter, and visit the Library Advocacy Day pages on ALA Connect.

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.


Melissa Jacobsen