Today is Maryland Library Legislative Day! Librarians and library supporters from across the state will convene in Annapolis to support Maryland public libraries. As part of the event, Maryland’s Senate and House of Delegates will proclaim today as Maryland Library Day. This annual advocacy event aims to build support for Maryland public libraries and to highlight the current issues facing Maryland public libraries. Library leaders, supporters, patrons, and advocates will meet up with their elected General Assembly members in Annapolis to promote libraries and library-related issues. If you are participating in Maryland Library Legislative Day, you are welcome to drop by the Law Library for an early breakfast and to rest and recharge throughout the day. If you are interested in learning more about Maryland Library Legislative Day, check out this blog post reporting on the 2010 Maryland Library Day.
Save the date for the 2015 AALL Lobby Day, organized by the American Association of Law Libraries, on March 18, 2015 and National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), organized by the American Library Association, on May 4, 2015 and May 5, 2015. Both national events are in Washington, D.C., and aim to champion funding for libraries and raise awareness of library-related issues. Participants will include library supporters, leaders, and patrons who gather to meet with their respective members of Congress. If you are unable to make the trip to Washington, D.C., do not fret, virtual events are also available!