1. 2017 Library Legislative Day


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    • Leg. Day 2017


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      • Making the Election Connection


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        From federal funding to support for school librarians to net neutrality, 2015 will be a critical year for federal policies that impact libraries. We need to be working now to build the political relationships…

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        • Make a Difference for Libraries in D.C. (Really, it’s Possible)


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          What happens in D.C. doesn’t stay in D.C.!! Every day and in every way, libraries of all shapes and sizes are impacted by what Congress does (or does not) do. Issues under discussion today…

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          • “Advocacy Recycling”: Leverage existing events and resources for lasting advocacy impact


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            Between reading programs, hosting community meetings and classes, assisting students in summer school, and everything in between, summer is a great time for all types of libraries to shine. As we…

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            • The 113th Congress and the Library Community


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              Get the webinar slides at: http://wp.me/p1zex0-2As Pundits and politicians from both parties agree that while the 112th Congress may have averted an immediate plunge over the fiscal cliff through…

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              • Election Update and Connecting with the New Congress


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                Curious about what happened on Election Day 2012? Wondering what library issues the 113th Congress might consider? Just wanting to figure out who the new members of Congress are (and how to influence…

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                • Making the Election Connection


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                  The campaign season is in full swing and it’s time to think about making a difference at the polls. Believe it or not, library leaders can legally and ethically encourage engagement in the…

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                  • Library Advocacy Text Alerts


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                    Last week, we sent out our first action alert using our new advocacy tool, Mobile Commons. This was an exciting first step because it was our first time using mobile technology with our network of…

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                    • They’ve Got to See it to Believe It: Getting Decision Makers Into Your Library


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                      In-person visits are critical for effective influence on politicians, particularly in an election year. With the last three months of the election season (phew!) around the corner, now is the time…

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