National Library Issues

The past MLA Legislative Chair takes on the responsibility of keeping us informed of national issues that affect libraries. You may subscribe to the ALA District Dispatch to receive newsletters, announcements, & calls to action on national issues. Click images below for info on National Library Legislative Day and ALA Resources.

Recent Issues


ALA is committed to ensuring libraries' inclusion in federal, state, and philanthropic recovery efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out ALA's page on funding opportunities, and learn what you can do to advocate for your library at the local, state, and federal level.

The American Library Association is also working to support public policies critical to best serving all people in the following areas: