NLLD 2015

Vote for Libraries buttonNational Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day advocacy event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons gather in Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress to champion national library funding.  Attending from Minnesota were: Jim Weikum, Arrowhead Library System (ALS), Pat Conley, recently of Washington County Library, and Carol Walch, Minnesota Department of Employee Relations and Friend of the St. Paul Public Library.

ALA provides detailed in-person and printed information to NLLD participants and the State Library Services created Minnesota specific info for the library delegation to share with Members of Congress.

National Library Legislative Day also includes a virtual advocacy component for library supporters who cannot attend the Washington meetings—advocates have the option to work remotely to connect with legislators via phone calls, text messages, emails and social media platforms.