Registration for the 2014 National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is now open! To get started simply visit ala.org/nlld and click the link above the slideshow.
On the registration page, you will also find information about making a hotel reservation at the official NLLD hotel. This year’s event will be held at the Liaison Hotel in Washington DC on May 5 and 6. You can also find preliminary information about this year’s schedule.
For 40 years (!), there has been an annual National Library Legislative Day in the nation’s capital. Each year, over 400 library supporters travel to DC where they receive training and briefings to prepare for meetings with their members of Congress. Many continue their advocacy activities when they return back home by building on the relationships they established at NLLD.
There is a funding opportunity available for NLLD. The White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office are calling for nominations for the WHCLIST Award. Each year, the award is granted to a non-librarian participant in National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). The winner receives a stipend of $300 and two free nights at the NLLD hotel. For more information visit the WHCLIST page: ala.org/whclist
Each state has a coordinator who arranges the meetings with legislators, communicates with the ALA Washington Office and serves as the contact person for the state delegation. To find your state coordinator, visit the coordinators page.
If you have any questions, please contact Ted Wegner in the ALA Washington Office at email@example.com or call 800.941.8478
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