Library Advocacy Day

The Missouri Library Association will host its annual Library Advocacy Day as a virtual, weeklong event in 2021, kicking off with an orientation on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please register in advance to receive the orientation meeting link.

Watch the 2020 Library Advocacy Video:

Don’t forget to set up your appointments with your senators and representatives! If you are not sure who you senator or representative is or if you need to find contact information, use these links:
Missouri Senators –
Familiarize yourself with the MLA Legislative Priorities for 2021 – (PDF: 2021 MLA Legislative Priorities) (Word: 2021 MLA Legislative Priorities

Why Advocacy Day?

Librarians, library trustees and friends from across Missouri come together on one day to meet with State Representatives and Senators to discuss the importance of all libraries — academic, public and school — and their contributions to the lives of Missourians.

Through meetings with elected officials, we raise awareness of the importance of State Aide to Public Libraries and the services of the Missouri State Library.

By coming together in Jefferson City on Missouri Library Advocacy Day, we promote libraries in a visible way, and by our numbers, show the importance of libraries state-wide.  Face-to-face discussion is the most effective means of communication and is essential to the establishment of a solid working relationship.

While this event is important, it is only one communication with your legislators.  Your meeting with your legislator should make it easier to contact him/her during the session as issues arise and we ask for your support. Building long term relationships with your legislators is the key to effective communication. This event is a great opportunity to begin building relationships with your elected officials.

Materials for Download:

MLA Legislative Priorities 2021 (PDF) (Word) – make sure you are familiar with these.

My Library Story logo: right-click to save a copy of the logo image above.

Questions? Contact Dan Brower, MLA Legislative Committee Chair,

Legislative Committee



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