MALF Scholarship to NLLD

nlld banner 2016The Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) is offering a one-time scholarship of $500 to a Friend of the Library interested in traveling to Washington, DC on May 2-3, 2016, to advocate for libraries as part of National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). This special MALF scholarship is for first-time participants who currently reside in Minnesota. Individual-level membership in MALF, or affiliation with a Friends of the Library group that is a member of MALF, is also required.

To apply, complete the form and send long a cover letter that addresses your background as a Friend of the Library, your aspirations as a library supporter, and your reasons for wishing to attend National Library Legislative Day to the MALF office.

Apply by Monday, December 21, 2015.

NLLD 2016 Registration is Open!

nlld banner 2016Registration for National Library Legislative Day 2016 has opened!  

The event will be held in Washington, D.C. on May 2-3, 2016 at the Liaison Hotel.

This two-day advocacy event brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their Members of Congress to rally support for libraries issues and policies. As with previous years, participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issue briefings prior to their meetings.

NLLD participants will also be able to take advantage of a discounted room rate by booking at the Liaison (for the nights of May 1st and 2nd). To register for the event and find hotel registration information, please visit ala.org/nlld.

Want to see a little more? Check out the video from last year!

Firsthand library experience – from behind the reference desk or as a patron – is an invaluable part of helping legislators to understand the impact that libraries have in the day to day lives of their constituents. Join library supporters on Capital Hill!

For more information or assistance of any kind, please contact Lisa Lindle, ALA Washington’s Grassroots Communications Specialist.

MALF Supported NLLD Scholarship

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MALF is pleased to offer a one-time scholarship of $500 to a Friend of the Library interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. on May 2-3, 2016, to advocate for libraries as part of National Library Legislative Day (NLLD).  Coordinated by the American Library Association, this annual, two-day event is the highest profile library advocacy opportunity in the country. Minnesota attendees will receive an in-depth briefing on library legislation before getting the opportunity to meet in person with members of the Minnesota congressional delegation and congressional staff.

This special MALF scholarship is for first-time NLLD participants who currently reside in
Minnesota. Individual-level membership in MALF, or affiliation with a Friends of the Library group that is a member of MALF, is also required.

Informational flyer for MALF – NLLD 2016 Scholarship