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Welcome to the

District of Columbia
Library Association


The District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) is a chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) and the local service organization for librarians and library workers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

DCLA provides opportunities for personal and professional development through networking, participation in committees, interest groups, and the executive board. We also provide programming for new and transitioning information professionals, and advocate for local libraries and issues related to library service.

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Upcoming events



National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters and patrons to Washington, D.C.

Attendees spend one-day learning effective advocacy tactics and being briefed about pressing federal legislative issues that are impacting libraries. On the second day, they join other attendees from their state to meet with their members of Congress and rally support for library issues and policies. Open to the public, the event also offers attendees the opportunity to attend a reception on Capitol Hill.

Registration

Thank you for your interest in our event! Registration for National Library Legislative Day 2018 is now closed.

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Mailing Address:
Union Station
 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
P.O. Box 1653 Washington, DC 20002
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