Can't Attend Library Legislative Day? Do So Virtually!

The big day is nearly upon us: tomorrow, March 6, is MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day. Library staff, trustees, and supporters of all stripes will come together on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul to advocate on behalf of Minnesota’s libraries and their budgets.

Unable to attend in person? You don’t need to miss Legislative Day – perhaps the best opportunity all year round to voice your support at the state government level. Simply set aside a few minutes of your Wednesday to call or write an email letter to your congressperson in both the Senate and House.  

It’s easy. Simply type your City or ZIP Code into this government representative contact info search database hosted by the state Legislative Coordination Commission.

For your use, the Minnesota Library Association has made available its complete 2013 Legislative Platform.

This year’s library initiatives include funding for a free, statewide online homework help program, Legacy Amendment program funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and state infrastructure support for cooperative services such as MnLINK, Minitex, and the Electronic Library for Minnesota.

If any of the above are of special interest to you, feel free to peruse the detailed talking points provided by the event organizers before drafting your notes: