Why should I participate?

Why should I participate in Library Legislative Day & Library Legislative Week?

Deliver the message about Libraries.

It is important that legislators hear how your library helps people and how library systems help libraries by providing services & infrastructure. School, public, academic, and special libraries all play important roles in their communities.

Build & strengthen relationships.

Your meetings on Legislative Day are important because they lay the groundwork for future contact with your representatives. You want your legislator to come to you with questions about the needs of your library.

Raise our profile.

When many people gather for a single purpose, we send a strong, visible message to our representatives.

Learn new things.

At the briefing you will learn about legislative activity or legislation affecting libraries to help you prepare for your meetings with legislators.

Meet new people & have fun.

Library Legislative Day is hectic and the day can be packed with meetings (and walking). Still, take time to meet other library people there for the same purpose. It is a great experience—see you in St. Paul!

Watch our video about Library Legislative Day! You will learn a lot in 11 minutes. All the videos here.