Mark your calendar for National Library Legislative Day,
May 8, 2013.
With state cuts and more federal dollars being used for per capita grants, this is a very critical and exciting time for us to get our message out to Congress. A variety of activities have been designed to prepare National Library Legislative Day participants for an informed and effective day of congressional visits.
ILA has reserved a block of rooms at the Capitol Hill Suites, 200 C St., SE, Washington, DC 20003; phone: (202) 543-6000; fax: (202) 547-0883; $269 junior suite and $299 superior, 14.5 percent sales taxes are not included. Room rates include continental breakfast. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access are available complimentary within guest suites. When making reservations, please mention the National Library Legislative Day. The cut-off date for reservations is March 29, 2013. At that time any unsold rooms will be released to the hotel for general sale. Reservations received after the cutoff date will be on a space-and-rate available basis only.
Your registration fee includes legislative materials, coffee breaks at the briefing sessions, and the Congressional Reception on Tuesday evening, organized by the National Library Legislative Day Committee. $30 of your registration fee goes to the ALA for coffee breaks, room rental, and speakers; $15 goes to ILA for registration, organizing the packets, dinner, congressional appointments; and speaker and guest expenses.
$45 for ILA Members; $55 for nonmembers
$55 for dinner on Tuesday night at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, Washington, DC 20003; phone: (202) 484-4590. All dinners will be served with warm breads; seasonal garden greens (baby spinach, bib lettuce, red oak, tomatoes, cucumbers, dates, walnuts, dried cranberries, herb vinaigrette); Ghirardelli chocolate truffle cake, pomegranate coulis, whipped cream; coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and a selection of fine teas. A cash bar will be available. Price includes 10 percent District of Columbia sales tax and 20 percent gratuity.
For Tuesday night dinner, please choose one of the following menu options in the "session" section of your online registration form:
- Classic chicken piccata, sautéed with lemon, capers, and butter, roasted mushroom potatoes, asparagus, baby carrots
- Herb crusted mahi mahi, lemon beurre blanc, roasted potatoes, julienne carrots, green beans
- Fine herb risotto, roasted asparagus, seasonal grilled vegetables tomato jus, parmesan cheese (vegetarian)
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
9:00 am: Participants may want to attend the ALA briefing day to be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001. This full day (9:00 A.M.–3:30 P.M.) of issues briefings is designed to prepare participants for congressional visits.
5-7:00 pm: The National Library Legislative Day Committee has scheduled a Congressional Reception (location to be announced). All representatives and senators will be sent invitations to attend the reception. Congressional staff is also being invited.
6:00 pm: This day’s events will continue with a cocktail hour (6:00–7:00 P.M.) and dinner (7:00 P.M.) at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, Washington, DC 20003;
phone: (202) 484-4590. Attendance at dinner is optional.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
8:30-9:45 am: A kickoff with a brief summary of key issues has been
scheduled at a location to be announced on Capitol Hill.
9:45 am: The delegation will “Hit the Hill,” with scheduled congressional appointments.
3:00 pm: Currently, the tentative scheduled meeting with Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.
Deadline for registration is May 1, 2013.
Cancellations must be received in writing before May 1. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 1. Confirmations and additional information will be sent after the registration deadline. Send payment to the ILA Office, 33 W. Grand Ave., Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60654-6799, fax: (312) 644-1899, http://www.ila.org/events.