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National Library Legislative Day

  • 07 May 2013
  • 08 May 2013
  • Liaison Hotel, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Take Action for Libraries - National Library Legislative Day 2013
Registration for the 2013 National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is now open! To get started simply visit and click “Register” 

This year's event will be held at the Liaison Hotel in Washington DC on May 7 and 8. You can also find preliminary information about this year’s schedule. 

For 39 years, there has been an annual National Library Legislative Day in the nation's capital. Each year, over 400 library supporters travel to DC where they receive training and briefings to prepare for meetings with their members of Congress. Many continue their advocacy activities when they return back home by building on the relationships they established at NLLD.
Each state has a coordinator who arranges the meetings with legislators, communicates with the ALA Washington Office and serves as the contact person for each state delegation. 
The DC coordinator is Barbara Folensbee-Moore, Check back here for additional information about DC delegation activities, coming soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Ted Wegner in the ALA Washington Office at or call 800.941.8478

DCLA Member Mario Ascencio,, has arranged the DC Delegation's schedule of appointments. In addition to visiting Capitol Hill, we will be visiting the Wilson Building.  

If you haven't done so already, register for NLLD here.

Briefing Day, May 7, 8am-4pm, Liaison Hotel
Briefing Day features numerous sessions on the hot issues affecting libraries in Congress. Expect to hear from Congressional staff, legal experts, lobbyists, ALA staff and others on current issues. At 4 pm the DC delegation will meet to discuss key points we want to discuss with elected officials on May 8. 

Congressional Reception, May 7, 5pm, Capitol Hill NLLD participants are encouraged to head to Capitol Hill (only a few blocks away) after Briefing Day sessions for a reception with Members of Congress and their staff. We’ll provide snacks and drinks and honor libraries and library supporters. (For registered attendees.)

Capitol Hill Visits, May 8, All Day
The DC Delegation will meet at 9:30 am at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance of the Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave).

Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue) - meet at 9:30am
Time Politician Room Notes
10:00 AM Vincent Orange

At-large DC Council member

(202) 724-8174

Suite 107 15 minutes
Drop by office Vincent Gray
DC Mayor (202) 442-8150
Suite 316 DC Mayor
Drop by office
David Catania

At-large DC Council member

(202) 724-7772

Suite 404 Chair, Education Committee
Drop by office

Anita Bonds

DC At-large DC Council member

(202) 724-8064

Suite 408
At-large council member

Lunch (on your own)

Capitol Hill – Rayburn House Office Building  
Time  Politician   Room  Notes
2:00 PM
Eleanor Holmes Norton


(202) 225-8050
2136 Meeting with Legislative Aide in charge of education, Mr. Jason Spear,

Taxi to Wilson Building
Time Politician Room Notes
4:00 PM

David Grosso

DC At-large DC Council member

(202) 724-8105

Suite 406 Member, Education Committee

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 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
P.O. Box 1653 Washington, DC 20002
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