National Library Legislative Day

May 7th & 8th, Liaison Hotel, Washington D.C.
Register now!

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual National Library Legislative Day

Library supporters are encouraged to support federal funding for our nation’s libraries by registering for the American Library Association’s 39th annual National Library Legislative Day, an advocacy event that will be held May 7-8, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Every year, hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons meet with members of Congress during the two-day event to advocate for national library funding. As part of the event, participants will receive training and briefings to prepare them for meetings with their members of Congress.

A scholarship opportunity is available for first-time National Library Legislative Day participants. The White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office are calling for nominations for the WHCLIST Award, the award provides a stipend ($300 and two free nights at a D.C. hotel) to a non-librarian participant in National Library Legislative Day. Apply now.

For more information, visit Questions or concerns about National Library Legislative Day should be directed to Ted Wegner, grassroots coordinator, at or call 1-800-941-8478.

Planning to attend?

Please help us plan for ALA National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. by telling us about yourself and the meetings you have scheduled.

Hotels in the Washington, D.C. Area

The Liaison Hotel on the Hill is where National Library Legislative Day participants can receive a special ALA rate.  If the Liaison Hotel is booked, a good online source for alternate accommodations is HotelGuide Washington, D.C. - Metropolitan Networks' HotelGuide for the Washington,
D.C. metropolitan area at