For immediate release | February 14, 2013

Registration open: 39th annual National Library Legislative Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Library supporters are encouraged to support federal funding for our nation’s libraries by registering for the American Library Association’s 39th annual National Library Legislative Day, an advocacy event that will be held May 7-8, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Every year, hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons meet with members of Congress during the two-day event to advocate for national library funding. As part of the event, participants will receive training and briefings to prepare them for meetings with their members of Congress.

A scholarship opportunity is available for first-time National Library Legislative Day participants. The White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office are calling for nominations for the WHCLIST Award, which provides a stipend ($300 and two free nights at a D.C. hotel) to a non-librarian participant in National Library Legislative Day. Apply now.

WHAT: The American Library Association will host the 39th annual National Library Legislative Day to support federal funding for national libraries and library services. Visit for more information.

WHERE: Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 – Wednesday, May 8, 2013

For more information, visit Questions or concerns about National Library Legislative Day should be directed to Ted Wegner, grassroots coordinator, at or call 1 (800) 941-8478.


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

Washington Office (WASH)

800-545-2433 ext. 8208