Tuesday, May 13, 2008

National Library Legislative Day

Tomorrow, May 14th, is National Library Legislative Day. An email from ALA president Loriene Roy this morning focus upon things we can do. See also the ALA web site for information regarding organizing your own virtual Library Legislative Day.

We need your voice to be heard on National Library Legislative Day (May 13-14)! During this time, I will be joining hundreds of librarians and library supporters across the country visiting legislators in Washington, D.C. We need you to join the thousands of other librarians, library workers, trustees, and library users participating in "Virtual Library Legislative Day!"

Please take 10-15 minutes today or tomorrow to send a message to all of your congressional representatives, letting them know how important libraries are to society, and the need for:

  • more federal funding for libraries a certified school media specialist in
    every school
  • fair copyright laws
  • an expanded role for libraries in E-Government
  • national security letter reform

ALA's Legislative Action Center provides you with talking points on these important issues. You can use them to craft your message as you wish, and send it to all of your representatives. Thanks so much for taking a few minutes out of your day to help libraries across the nation!

Sincerely, Loriene Roy ALA President

Tags: ALA, American Library Association, National Legislative Day

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