ACRL awards National Library Legislative Day travel grants

Contact: Kara J. Malenfant

ACRL Scholarly Communication and Government

Relations Specialist



For Immediate Release

April 20, 2009

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has chosen 11 winners of the 2009 National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) travel grants. Reflecting ACRL President Erika Linke’s focus on legislative advocacy, the association awarded $250 grants to  the following ACRL Legislative Advocates to attend NLLD from May 11-12, 2009, in Washington, D.C.:

  • Angela Camack, Sussex Community College, New Jersey
  • Luis Chaparro, El Paso Community College
  • Sachiko Clayton, New York Public Library
  • Carol Feltes, Rockefeller University, New York City
  • Andrew Leykam, College of Staten Island
  • Carol Lunce, Indiana State University
  • Sara Marcus, Queensborough Community College, New York City
  • Cristina Dominguez Ramirez, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jane Treadwell, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Margaret Smith, New York University
  • Teri Switzer, University of Colorado

During NLLD, librarians, library staff and library supporters from around the country converge on Capitol Hill to meet with their federal representatives to advocate for the support of libraries and library-friendly legislation. The first day is a day of orientation to advocacy and Capitol Hill; the second day is reserved for visits to Congressional offices and a closing reception.

While in Washington, join your academic and research library colleagues at a special ACRL luncheon during the Monday, May 11 briefing day at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel. David E. Shulenburger, vice president for academic affairs, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, will talk about “Higher Education in Today’s Legislative and Policy Climate.” RSVP for the complimentary luncheon by Friday, April 24 at

More information on NLLD is available online at Details on the ACRL Legislative Advocate program are available at


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.