LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY 2023

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Madison Public Library - Central
201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Registration has closed for this event.
Late registrants are instructed to register onsite at the event.   Late registrations may not be accommodated.

Planning for the 2023 Library Legislative Day is underway.  We are thrilled to again return to the State Capitol for this important & energizing event! 

The day will start out with a morning session and continental breakfast at the Madison Public Library followed by appointments with state legislators in the State Capitol building.   

Library Legislative Day Instructions & Capitol Maps

Before You Leave Town

This year, we want to encourage you to invite the legislators you meet with to visit your library.  Please download the invitation letter template below, fill in the details, and print it on your library's letterhead to share at your meetings.  Be sure to print enough copies for each visit (if you are meeting with four legislators, print four copies, etc.). 

Customizable Invitation to Visit Your Library 

We also recommend reviewing the Library Legislative Day Instructions and the Capitol Maps in advance.  Click here.

 


Day-Of Details

 


Handouts

Appointment Reports

For Legislator Packets

For Attendees - see the "Before You Leave Home" section above for information about an invitation to print on your library's letterhead to share with legislators


Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration, networking (please be seated by 8:45 a.m.)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m Briefing program
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Visits with legislators, lunch on your own. 

 

State library aid items in the biennial state budget benefit all Wisconsin libraries. Our collections are interconnected. We share the same communities and constituents with our legislators. 2023 is a budget producing year and we need your help!

Significant funding gains for library services in the current state budget have enabled Wisconsin public librarians to support readers and leaders from toddlers to senior citizens. K-12 and academic librarians have assisted student needs from pre-K to university level, while our colleagues in specialty libraries supplied information to professionals in a wide variety of settings.

What we all have in common are success stories that need to be shared with our legislators! Please gather your stories of how the crucial state investment in library and information services makes a daily difference in the lives of the Wisconsin residents – and bring them to Madison on February 7 for Library Legislative Day!


For First-Time Attendees

Once you register for this event, Library Legislative Day committee members will make appointments with legislators and develop the day's schedule for you.  The schedule will be shared with attendees a few days in advance of the event.  For more information and best practices on participating in meetings with legislators, click here.


Resources

2023-2024 WI Legislature by Library System

Members of 2023-2024 Wisconsin Legislature Joint Finance Committee 


Parking Downtown Madison


Lodging

A courtesy block of rooms has been reserved at the Madison Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison (a 4-minute walk to the Madison Public Library) through January 13, 2023. The rate is $159. Click here to make your reservation or call (800) 356-8293 and reference WLA Library Legislative Day 2023 or Group ID 1016763.  
For information about other hotel options in the downtown Madison area, click here and here.