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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

National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. Attendees spend one day learning about effective advocacy tactics and pressing federal legislative issues that are impacting libraries. On the second day, they join attendees from their state to meet with their members of Congress and rally support for library issues and policies. Open to the public, the event also offers attendees the opportunity to attend a reception on Capitol Hill.

Note: In light of ALA's Annual Conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on June 20-25, 2019, the next National Library Legislative Day will occur in 2020. Check back for updates or contact Megan Ortegon, manager of Public Policy, for more information.

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