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Library Advocacy and Legislation Section

Our Mission

It is the mission of the NCLA Advocacy and Legislation Committee to serve as a catalyst and  resource to librarians and interested parties by providing tools to support the actions of decision makers by focusing on the value of libraries and the positive effects they have in their communities.

Chair & Officers:

Elizabeth Ellis, Co-Chair

Instruction Librarian

Wake Forest University

Morgan Pruitt, Co-Chair

Outreach and Assessment Librarian

Central Carolina Community College


2023 NCLA Student Library Ambassador Program

Announcing the return of NCLA’s Student Library Ambassador Program! We are seeking one K-12 or college student from each of North Carolina's 14 congressional districts to serve as advocates by showing their love and support of libraries. Each winning student ambassador from each individual district will receive a free t-shirt, framed certificate, and be profiled on NCLA’s website and social media. 3 Grand Prize winners will be selected to visit local congressional offices to discuss the importance of libraries with their representatives.

This year’s theme is There’s More to the Story. Libraries are full of stories in a variety of formats from picture books to large print, audiobooks to ebooks, and more. But there's so much more to the story. What’s your library story? Why are libraries important to you and what keeps you coming back? We want to know.

How to Enter:

Create an essay, video, presentation, etc. to tell us your library story and what libraries have meant to you in your life. All submissions should answer the following questions:

1)    Why are libraries important to you?
2)    How have libraries impacted you personally? (What’s your library story?)
3)    How are libraries important for the future of North Carolina?

Submit via website, fax, email, or mail by Monday, March 27th, 2023


Fax: 704-416-7500

Mail: LaJuan Pringle, West Boulevard Library, 2157 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

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