Young adult author (and great friend to OIF and the Freedom to Read Foundation) Lauren Myracle will be speaking at ALA’s Library Advocacy Day tomorrow (Tuesday, June 29) at 11:00 a.m. on the U.S. Capitol Grounds in Washington, DC. More than 1,000 librarians from across the country will defy the stereotype of their “quiet profession” and stand up for the needs of the public during this event.
The rally is open to the public. Other speakers include U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers (MI-3) and ALA President Camila Alire.
After the rally, ALA members will meet with their members of Congress and their staffs to drive home the needs and concerns of the libraries in their communities. For more information about the event, and to register, go to www.ala.org/lad.