National Library Legislative Day is only a week away…your event is planned, or if you are traveling to the Capital, your arrangements are made. On May 10th, you will have the complete attention of your congressional representatives….but what do you say?
YALSA is here to help with a list of 2011 National Library Legislative Day Talking Points This list provides a look at all the different issues of importance that teens and their library communities are facing, as well as some of the ways that everyone can get involved and help out.
Some of the major issues are:
- Improving Literacy Through School Libraries
- the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
- Including School Librarians in the Elementary 7 Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
- Advocating for Teens to Have Access to Information, Access to Trained Professionals, and Access for Libraries.
This resource gives you background information on the issue and essential pointers to help you get the word out about them.
So, if you are wondering what to say to your legislator when you are writing your postcard during your own Contact a Congressional Member party or are trying to put together what to say during your 15 minute in person appointment, this resource will help you!