Arm chair advocacy

imagesAdvocacy is for all of us. Whether you are a public, academic, or special librarian, we all depend on legislators showing the value of libraries through funding. Even if your library does not qualify for government funding, we are all impacted by the perceived value of our services and resources in the public eye.

National Library Legislative Day takes place in Washington, DC May 7-8. Advocates, librarians, Friends and Trustees all receive training in advocacy and meet with legislators to champion funding. It might be too late to attend this year, but I hope you will consider attending next year. In the meantime, it can be quite easy and painless to start advocating. Please share this post and the links below with others who care about what we do.

  • Be on the lookout for emails from YALSA promoting the Tweet Your Senator Map and a NEW map, the Tweet Your Representative Map! We want this to go viral this year!
  • Get up-to-date on advocacy, legislation, and NLLD activities at the District Dispatch blog.
  • Follow the ALA Washington Office on Twitter and Facebook for news on legislation, issues to write your legislators about, and ways you can advocate from home.

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