Welcome to the VLA Government Relations and Advocacy Committee!

The Vermont Library Association (VLA) Government Relations and Advocacy Committee works to promote communication about library-related legislation and provide opportunities and information for libraries of all sizes to advocate and promote within their communities and beyond. Our mission is two-fold:

  • To create a greater awareness among our legislators at the state and national levels about the critical role that Vermont libraries play in access to information and to life-long learning resources and programs.
  • To help library staff learn to advocate and promote the library so to better respond and anticipate community needs.

Our goals include the preparation of the annual legislative agenda for the VLA Executive Board and relevant committees, the planning and implementation of Library Legislative Day at the State Capitol, and the ongoing support of library advocacy efforts throughout Vermont.

Contact Us

Government Relations & Advocacy Committee Chair
Margaret Woodruff
Director, Charlotte Library
115 Ferry Road
Charlotte, VT 05445
(802) 425-3864

Past Advocacy Initiatives


Legislative Breakfast Materials updated! (2014)


Last updated December 8, 2023.