National Library Legislative Day: Take Your Advocacy Skills to the Next Level

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 - we have a limited amount of space each year and it fills up quickly!

How do I sign up?

Visit the event page to register online. Registration this year 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 the ALA FAQ page or reach out to Lisa Lindle at at ALA.

If you're interested in Michigan-specific information, please contact Clare Membiela who is coordinating this effort at the Library of Michigan at 517-335-8132 or