National Library Legislative Week 2020

National Library Legislative Week

In lieu of the usual on-site National Library Legislative Day, ALA has now planned a virtual National Library Legislative Week. Anyone may participate in advocacy training and activities. See the full schedule of events and more information at the National Library Legislative Day page.


From ALA:

Knowing we are all balancing screen time with multiple responsibilities at home, the week is a "design your own path" program based on your preference and availability. Tune in every day between May 4 and May 8 for live afternoon sessions and complete advocacy actions when you can. All trainings are free and recordings will be available on our website through May 31.


  • 5 Minutes — Thank and share an impact story with your member of Congress. Take Action here:
  • 30 Minutes — Join us at 4pm EST for a virtual training with the Congressional Management Foundation on connecting with elected officials while social distancing. Register here:


  • 15 Minutes — Call us and leave a voicemail about your library's impact on your community. Put a voice to your story by recording it on the ALA Advocacy Hotline: 202-403-8221


  • 5 Minutes — Given the impact of COVID19, advocacy at all levels is critical. Sign up with your local chapter as an advocate:
  • 30 Minutes — Mini Chapter Advocacy Exchange: How three chapters are pivoting from in-person to online advocacy. Register here.


  • 15 Minutes — Watch as ALA advocates host a mock meeting with Congressional staff and hear insights on how to build relationships in this virtual moment. Register here.


  • 5 Minutes: Tell us about your meetings with your elected officials. Take Action here:
  • 30 Minutes: Chapter Advocacy Exchange: How three chapters are collecting stories for digital advocacy. Register here.



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