It’s that time again! The 2017 National Library Legislative Day is quickly approaching and will be held on May 1st & 2nd at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C.
National Library Legislative Day is a two-day advocacy event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress and rally support for library issues and policies. Participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings. If you are interested in attending this event, ACRL/ DVC is offering a stipend up to $700 to cover expenses (registration, travel, and lodging).
To apply for this stipend, please email the ACRL/DVC legislative liaison, Sarah Wingo (Sarah.Wingo@villanova.edu), with “ACRL/DVC Legislative Stipend” in your subject line. Include with your email a statement of no more than 300 words detailing why you would like to attend the Legislative Day. The deadline to apply is April 1st. For more information about National Library Legislative Day, you can also check the Legislative Day page on the ALA Washington Office web site (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/