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Advocacy: Contact Your Elected Officials

What can you do to advocate for libraries?

Contacting Your Elected Officials

The best way to advocate is in person! Join us for NYLA Advocacy Day in Albany on February 28, 2018. National Library Legislative Day is May 7-8, 2018. You can also call or email your elected officials.

Become a Library Advocate

National Library Legislative Day

What is it?

National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy training event held in Washington, D.C. every year. Attendees spend one day learning effective advocacy techniques and learning about key library issues, like funding or net neutrality, and have the opportunity to attend a reception on Capitol Hill. Armed with talking points, attendees spend day two with their state delegations, meeting with elected officials and telling them about the importance of libraries in their communities.

When is it?

May 7-8, 2018, at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Who can attend?

This event is open to the public and anyone who wants to support libraries is welcome to attend. Whether you've been advocating for two days or twenty years, you have something important to contribute. But sign up soon!

How do I sign up?

Visit the event page to register online. Registration is $75 and includes a continental breakfast, entry into a reception held on Capitol Hill, and a folder full of briefing materials, talking points, and information.

To learn more about the event, check out our FAQ page or reach out to Lisa Lindle at if you have any questions!

This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.