Participate in virtual library legislative day

Can’t make it to Washington, D.C. May 9-10? You can still be a part of the effort by calling and/or e-mailing your elected officials on May 10 — or any time the week of May 9-13. RSVP on Facebook and share the event with your friends! Encourage everyone to participate. Find contact information for your members of Congress, and watch a video tutorial on how to use ALA’s Legislative Action Center.

Issue Briefs

The ALA Washington Office has written issue briefs to help you with your advocacy efforts. Last updated on April 25, 2011, these PDF documents support you in making the case to your members of Congress on issues that are important to libraries.

ACRL Legislative Agenda

Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from the ACRL Scholarly Communications and Copyright Committees, along with additional committees, ACRL leaders, and ALA Washington Office, the legislative agenda is prioritized and includes objectives for legislative action at the national level on issues that may affect the welfare of academic and research libraries.

Find out more about National Library Legislative Day, including a list of events for those who plan to participate in Washington, D.C.