National Library Legislative Day is an annual two-day advocacy event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress and rally support for library issues and policies. Participants receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings. The 2017 event is planned for May 1-2, and registration is already filled to capacity.
If you can’t travel to Washington, you can still participate wherever you are. Virtual Library Legislative Day activities will be held throughout the week of May 1-5, 2017, and will be an opportunity for all library advocates to make their voices heard on a national level. Library advocates who can’t make it to Capitol Hill for the event can be a part of the effort by calling and/or emailing their elected officials any time the week of May 1-5.
Learn more, sign up, and find advocacy resources on the United for Libraries website. The Association for Library Service to Children also offers some great tips to prepare for Virtual Library Legislative Day.