Library Advocacy Day
LIBRARY ADVOCACY DAY
Tuesday, June 29 starting at 11:00 a.m
Upper Senate Park, US Capitol grounds
For this year only, Library Advocacy Day will replace National Library Legislative Day. On June 29, 2010, library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. will meet at Upper Senate Park on the U.S. Capitol grounds. ALA will host a rally to begin at 11:00 a.m. and feature guest speakers, photo ops, and a chance to cheer on libraries! After the rally, participants will meet with their elected officials and their staffs in their Capitol Hill offices. This is an exciting way to get involved and see how much fun legislative advocacy can be! If you have any questions, contact Kristin Murphy in the ALA Washington Office. Register for this free event, when you register for the 2010 Annual Conference. This free rally from the Washington Office is made possible by your ALA dues. Registration is free both in advance and onsite.
Visit http://www.ala.org/lad for more details and to register for this free event.
What to Know Before You Go - Webinar
Join this webinar on Monday, May 24th to learn more about what the rally is all about and how you can be involved in speaking out for libraries!
Title: ALA Washington Office Webinar: What to Know Before You Go to the Library Advocacy Day Rally!
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
The rally will last approximately 45 minutes. Gale is also providing free T-shirts for rally participants; if you would prefer not to wear a T-shirt, please wear red in solidarity for Library Advocacy Day. At the rally, there will be a variety of prominent speakers, so come ready to cheer on libraries! After the rally, every participant will be given a card with the key library issues, as well as space for you to write your contact information to identify yourself as a constituent.
Following the rally, participants who have signed up to attend Congressional meetings will meet with their Library Advocacy Day state coordinator for their next steps. If you have not signed up for a meeting with your state coordinator, please feel free to fill out your library issues card and drop it off at your senators’ and representatives’ office, but be aware that you may not be able to get an impromptu meeting with your members of Congress or their staff.
Directions and FAQ
Visit Directions to the Rally
Please pick up your t-shirt at the Membership Pavilion Booth 2525 on Sat., Sun. or Monday from 12:30-2:30pm. You can also get your t-shirt on the buses that will leave from the Convention Center to go to the rally starting at 8:30am on Tues.