Posted on May 2, 2016
By Kristina Massari
Advocacy on behalf of libraries is at the core of everything we do at Gale – from our My Library Story website and our support for Library of the Year, to making sure the buses are running at ALA meetings and beyond.
We’re proud to support libraries and the ALA by participating in this year’s National Library Legislative Day (May 2-3). Our representatives are meeting with legislators and staff on Capitol Hill to discuss the important issues affecting local libraries and to rally for federal support. We’re also proud to sponsor two first time National Library Legislative Day attendees from our home state of Michigan.
It’s not too late for you to show your support! National Virtual Library Legislative Day activities will be held throughout the week. Library advocates who cannot make it to Capitol Hill for the event can still be part of the effort by calling and/or emailing their elected officials on May 3, or any time the week of May 2-6. You can find more information on the ALA’s website here: http://www.ala.org/united/advocacy/virtuallegday.
According to a recent Pew survey, 95% of Americans believe libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed – now let’s show our support for them!