For immediate release | May 7, 2024

ALA partners with League of Women Voters to empower voters in 2024


The American Library Association (ALA) and League of Women Voters today announced a new partnership to educate and empower voters in 2024. The collaboration is part of ALA’s recently launched Reader. Voter. Ready. campaign aimed to equip libraries to engage with voters.

Local libraries and state and local Leagues have long worked together to cohost voter registration, educational programs, and candidate forums. Many libraries promote the League's online voter information tool, The collaboration between the national organizations will expand those connections and generate new resources, including a forthcoming toolkit to support collaboration at the local level.

ALA and the League will host a webinar, League of Women Voters and America's Libraries: Partners to Count On, on May 29, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. central. The webinar is open to all and will highlight the experiences of library/League partners, with actionable ideas and key learnings from their work together. To register, visit:

“Leagues and libraries have a rich history of partnership, working together to serve their communities through education, outreach, and civic engagement,” said Alma Couverthie, chief of programs and interim co-CEO at the League of Women Voters of the United States. “The League is pleased to collaborate with the American Library Association to provide nonpartisan elections resources to ensure voters can confidently make their voices heard at the polls."

"The League of Women Voters and ALA share a strong commitment to civic participation and a history of community trust across the nation. Joining forces at the national level will enable us to scale decades of educating and empowering voters at the local level," said Emily Drabinski, ALA President.

The new resources will be jointly hosted by ALA and LWV and available to all library and League supporters.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit

About the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters Education Fund works to register and provide voters with election information through our election resource, candidate forums, and debates.


Shawnda Hines

Deputy Director, Communications

Public Policy and Advocacy