Who can be a library advocate? Anyone who cares about America's libraries! Library advocates play a key role in educating our communities about why libraries and librarians are essential in an information society.
While the ALA Washington Office advocates at the federal level for legislation that preserves and promotes fundamental library values by lobbying Congress, partners and works with others “inside the Beltway” and beyond, and engages in grassroots advocacy on behalf of the public, your voice helps determine the success or failure of legislation.
The American Library Association's Washington Office was established in 1945 to represent libraries on Capitol Hill, and now consists of the Office of Government Relations (OGR) and the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).
District Dispatch is the official blog of the American Library Association’s Washington Office. If you want to know what’s going on in Washington from the library perspective, this is the one page you need to bookmark, RSS, or subscribe to for email updates.