National Library Legislative Day Attendance Grant
MALF aims to provide a strong voice for Friends of the Library. We offer assistance to Friends on the local level and, wherever possible, champion libraries at the state level. While such grassroots support remains instrumental for public funding, much of the legislation that affects libraries originates instead at the national level. We need to make sure that our collective voice is heard in Washington, as well as in our own communities.
In recognition of this fact, MALF is pleased to offer a one-time scholarship of $500 to a Friend of the Library interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. on May 2-3, 2016, to advocate for libraries as part of National Library Legislative Day (NLLD).
Coordinated by the American Library Association, this annual, two-day event is the highest profile library advocacy opportunity in the country. Minnesota attendees will receive an in-depth briefing on library legislation before getting the opportunity to meet in person with members of our own congressional delegation.
This special MALF scholarship is for first-time participants who currently reside in Minnesota. Individual-level membership in MALF, or affiliation with a Friends of the Library group that is a member of MALF, is also required.
Fill out this form and mail, with an attached cover letter, to: Minnesota Assoc. of Library Friends, 1080 Montreal Avenue, Suite 2, Saint Paul, MN, 55116. You may also mail the same to us, at email@example.com. Cover letter should address your background as a Friend of the Library, your aspirations as a library supporter, and your reasons for wishing to attend NLLD. Apply by Dec. 21, 2015 (extended: Jan. 6, 2016).