The North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) has scheduled a national rally for libraries in Washington, DC on Tuesday May 6, 2014 from 2:30-4:00 p.m during National Library Legislative Day. The event includes guest speakers Emily Sheketoff (ALA Office Executive Director), Cal Shepard (NC State Librarian), Dale Cousins (NCLA President), and a number of K-12 student ambassadors.
A “Happy” flash mob dance is planned for 3:00pm and NCLA is extending an invitation to everyone to participate! For more information, including links to dance instructional videos, see the flyer on the NCLA web site.
A reception to recognize legislators will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 5-7pm, just after the National Library Legislative Day briefing. The event will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 902 at 104 Hart Senate Office Building. Invitations have been sent to all members of Congress. Library advocates are encouraged to attend.
The Minutes from the Legislative Panel’s Meeting on March 7, 2014 are now available.
Issue briefs on key library issues are now available. Advocates participating in National Library Legislative Day should review these documents before visiting with legislators and aides.
A belated thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Maryland Library Legislative Day! The day started with the Senate and House designating the day as Maryland Library Day and acknowledging the innovative services provided by all Maryland Libraries. Library advocates spent the day meeting with legislators and aides, sharing library successes and asking for their support when voting on bills. Over 130 people attended the evening’s reception, including 42 Senators and Delegates.
Thanks to everyone who participated!