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National Library Legislative Day
May 7-8, 2013 | Washington DC
Mark your calendar for National Library Legislative Day, Wednesday, May 8, 2013!
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. 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. View and download the National Library Legislative Day Info Guide PDF.
ILA has reserved a block of rooms at the Capitol Hill Suites, 200 C St., SE, Washington, DC 20003; phone: (202) 543-6000; fax: (202) 547-0883; $269 junior suite and $299 superior, 14.5 percent sales taxes are not included. Room rates include continental breakfast. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access are available complimentary within guest suites. When making reservations, please mention the National Library Legislative Day. The cut-off date for reservations is March 29, 2013. 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.
Tuesday, May 7
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 issues 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.
This day’s events will continue with a cocktail hour (6:00-7:00 p.m.) and dinner (7:00 p.m.) at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, Washington, DC 20003; phone: (202) 484-4590. Attendance at dinner is optional.
Wednesday, May 8
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.
The delegation will “Hit the Hill,” with scheduled congressional appointments.
Currently, the tentative scheduled meeting with Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.
Alternatively, you may download the registration form (coming soon) to register by mail or fax.
Please view / download the National Library Legislative Day Info Guide PDF.