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Virtual Legislative Day 2020

  • 12 May 2020
  • 14 May 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • 12 May 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • 13 May 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • 14 May 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • 14 May 2020, 11:30 AM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • Online


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Library Legislative Day is getting a reboot in 2020! 

Virtual sessions: May 12, 13, & 14


Massachusetts Library Association and Massachusetts School Library Association invite you to join in virtual sessions this May to connect around library advocacy and then reach out to your State Representatives and Senators.


Four, MLA/MSLA Library Legislative Day, online sessions will be offered:

May 12, 10:00 a.m. – featuring Western Massachusetts Library Advocates, CW/MARS 

May 13, 10:00 a.m. – featuring Central Massachusetts Library Advocates, CW/MARS

May 14, 10:00 a.m. – featuring libraries from Boston, Metrowest, and North of Boston

May 14, 11:30 a.m. – featuring libraries from South of Boston, the Cape and Islands


New this year, you are encouraged to join a session that corresponds with your geographic area as we are trying to match one or more Library Caucus members from each area to participate in that session. Can’t make your preferred session? Feel free to join another – you’ll get the same overall briefing and talking points on the Legislative Agenda. 


1-hour sessions will include:

  • Welcome and overview 

Jennifer Harris, Chair, MLA Legislative Committee

  • Regional Welcome & Introduction, WMLA/CMLA (May 12th & 13th)

  • Legislative Agenda Briefing

James Lonergan, Director, MBLC

  • MSLA Briefing

Greg Pronevitz, Director of Outreach, MSLA 

  • Remarks from Legislator, member of Library Caucus

  • Call to Action

Roland Ochsenbein, Chairman of the Board, MBLC

  • Formal session ends, optional overview of Engage software for those who wish to remain on the call


Then it’s your turn!Following the online session emailand/or call your legislators! 

The legislative priority for the FY2021 budget is State Aid to Public Libraries (Budget Line 7000-9501). Come prepared! Read more about the Legislative Agenda.


Don’t know who your legislators are? Click here to find out.


Click here to send an ENGAGE invitation asking your legislator to attend your session. 


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