On May 1, 2016 a group of dedicated North Carolina library advocates traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the American Library Association’s National Library Legislative Day.
After attending ALA training, delegates met with the staff of all thirteen NC Congressional Districts and both Senators.
Our team of library leaders explained the importance of supporting the Library Services and Technology Act and the need to maintain Innovative Approaches to Literacy Legislation. In addition, the delegation urged legislators to quickly confirm Dr. Carla Hayden as the Librarian of Congress.
Other key issues that were discussed during our meetings with legislative staff included the following:
- Supporting public access to taxpayer-funded research
- Supporting Freedom of Information Act Reform
- Supporting the Marrakesh Treaty
Want to get involved? Let your legislators know your stance on these key issues today. The ALA makes advocacy easy with their online Legislative Action Center.