Each year, ALA sponsors National Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. In an effort to support participation by academic/research librarians in our state, the Alabama chapter of ACRL (AACRL) annually provides two $500 stipends (with the option of combining into a single $1,000 stipend) to AACRL members interesting in participating in National Legislative Day as a member of the Alabama delegation. For further information, contact the AACRL Legislative Liaison.
Upon returning from Legislative Day, recipients of the stipends are expected to write a column for an upcoming issue of the AACRL newsletter highlighting their experience, and use the experience to increase their participation as an active library advocate. You can learn more about National Legislative Day by going to http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld.