This morning, the ALA Washington Office is live streaming a few events taking place at National Library Legislative Day (NLLD).
Viewable on the ALA Youtube channel, the live stream will feature keynote speaker Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU National Security Project, starting at 9:00 am eastern. She will be followed by the Washington Office staff, who will provide a briefing on current legislation and review how it could impact your libraries and the communities they serve.
The focus of #NLLD17 this year will be federal library funding, and we will be specifically asking Congress to:
- House: Save IMLS; Fully Fund the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program
- Senate: Sign the LSTA & IAL “Dear Appropriator” Letters
- House and Senate: Reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act (incl. LSTA)