On Tuesday, June 26, 2007 ALA members and library workers are encouraged to participate in “Library Day on the Hill” and visit their their members of Congress to advocate for libraries. ALA will have one-page leaflets about the benefits of libraries on hand for you to give them. YALSA also has a Legislative Advocacy Guide and Talking Points available from the YALSA wiki. You can make appointments directly with your Congressperson’s office; however, there is no need to have an appointment to visit your Member’s office. To find out who your representatives in Congress are, or to get their contact information, go to ALA’s Take Action page.
Take this opportunity to educate your Congresspersons about the important work that you do! To participate, please register (it’s free) via the ALA Annual Conference site. Advance registration for the conference closes May 18, 2007. We hope to see you on the Hill on June 26th!