National Library Legislative Day

May 4-5, 2015 | Washington DC

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Mark your calendar for National Library Legislative Day, Tuesday, May 5 2015!


With state cuts and more federal dollars being used for per capita grants, this is a very critical and exciting time for us to get our message out to Congress.  A variety of activities have been designed to prepare National Library Legislative Day participants for an informed and effective day of congressional visits.


$45 for ILA Members              
$55 for Non-Members

ILA has reserved a block of rooms at the Capitol Hill Hotel, 200 C St., SE, Washington, DC  20003; phone:  202-543-6000; fax:  202-547-2608; $289 junior suite, 14.5 percent sales taxes are not included.  Room rates include continental breakfast, complimentary wi-fi, and wine hour Monday-Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m.  When making reservations, please mention Illinois Library Association block or provide the block code ILA515

Or make reservations by clicking here.  Please choose the check-in date, check-out date, and select "check availability." 

The cut-off date for hotel reservations is March 20, 2015.  At that time any unsold rooms will be released to the hotel for general sale.  Reservations received after the cutoff date will be on a space-and-rate available basis only.

Monday, May 4

9:00 a.m.
Participants may want to attend the ALA briefing day to be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20001.  This full day (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) of issue briefings is designed to prepare participants for congressional visits. 

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The National Library Legislative Day Committee has scheduled a Congressional Reception (location to be announced).  All representatives and senators will be sent invitations to attend the reception.  Congressional staff is also being invited.

Tuesday, May 5

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
A kickoff with a brief summary of key issues has been scheduled at a location to be announced on Capitol Hill.

9:45 a.m.
The delegation will “Hit the Hill,” with scheduled congressional appointments.

3:00 p.m.
Currently, the tentative scheduled meeting with Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.


Register Online Today!

Or download the registration form here to mail or fax to our office. 

Please view / download the National Library Legislative Day Info Guide PDF.

Interested in learning more about about advocating for Illinois Libraries?  Visit the new ILA Legislative Action Network website and download the new Legislative Toolkit and access other resources.


Your registration fee includes legislative materials, coffee breaks at the briefing sessions, and the Congressional Reception on Monday evening, organized by the National Library Legislative Day Committee.  $30 of your registration fee goes to the American Library Association for coffee breaks, room rental, and speakers; $15 goes to ILA for registration, organizing the packets and congressional appointments.

Deadline for registration is April 1, 2015.

Cancellations must be received in writing before April 1Cancellations must be received in writing before April 1 and will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after April 1.  Confirmations and additional information will be sent after the registration deadline.  Send payment to the ILA Office, 33 W. Grand Ave., Suite 401, Chicago, IL  60654-6799, fax:  312-644-1899,