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National Library Legislative Day 2016 – Updated

It’s that time of year again! National Library Legislative Day!
  • When: Monday, May 2 and Tuesday May 3, 2016
  • Where: Liaison Hotel, Capitol Hill, Washington DC
National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is an annual, two-day advocacy event organized by the American Library Association. The event brings Library advocates, Library supporters, Librarians, Trustees, and Friends from across the United States together in Washington DC to meet with members of Congress and their aides to advocate and encourage support for libraries.
Briefing Day – Monday, May 2nd is a briefing day. You may register for this session through April 22nd on the NLLD webpage. Walk-in registrations will also be accepted at the door.
Virtual Briefing Day – New! – Briefing Day will be streaming live starting at 9am on Monday.
Issue Briefs – The 2016 issue briefs are now available. This year, all of the briefs are in this one document.
Reception – The reception will be from 5-7pm in Room 902, Hart Senate Office Building. Members of Congress and their staff have been invited by the American Library Association (ALA) and library supporters are welcome.
Legislator Visits – Tuesday, May 3rd is when most of the visits to Congress occur. If you are interested in joining a delegation for a visit, please contact Natalie Edington at by Monday, April 25th.
Virtual NLLD – Can’t make it to Washington DC? You can still participate virtually through Friday, May 6th. Visit the American Library Association’s advocacy page for more information on Virtual NLLD, including how to email, call or tweet your elected officials. There will be an opportunity to participate in Virtual NLLD via phone, email and tweets. Register at this site to receive talking points and other resources. Encourage others to register, too!
For more information, please visit and check back on this Legislative Panel blog.

National Library Legislative Day 2015

National Library Legislative Day ( NLLD) is a two day event, organized by ALA, where, Library advocates, Library supporters, Librarians, Trustees, and  Friends from across the United States, gather in Washington DC to meet with their Representatives in Congress to advocate and encourage their support for libraries.
Registration is now open for this year’s NLLD
When: May,4, 5, 2015
Where: Liaison Hotel, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.
There is a cost for the first day briefing session, but for the second day, advocates may visit their representatives at no cost.
MLA usually takes care of registration for designated  officers on the Executive committee and the MLA legislative Panel/Federal Coordinator  will  provide information  about coordinators for each district.
Over the next few months,ALA will provide us with information on issues
For more  information on NLLD. check ALA’s District Dispatch link below.

National Library Legislative Day 2015

Save the Date- National Library Legislative Day,  May 4, 5 2015, Liaison Hotel, Capitol Hill.

On National Library Legislative Day – NLLD , hundreds of library supporters from across the country meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss  and advocate for key library issues with their members of Congress.  As the date approaches, American Library Association will alert us of the key issues.

If libraries make you “Happy” then join the Rally & Flash Mob!

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.


Reception scheduled for National Library Legislative Day

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.


Issue Briefs now available for National Library Legislative Day

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.


Maryland Library Legislative Day 2014 Wrap Up

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!


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