Barbara Stripling, the president of the American Library Association, has begun a campaign. You can read about the campaign for the declaration of the right to libraries at her blog:

As a service to IFLA members, the Library Building and Equipment Section is posting her latest request here:

The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is about to go viral, but we need your help! Over the past few months, we have been developing a social media campaign to help launch the Declaration into the public awareness. We want to generate conversation about YOUR right to libraries and garner signatures in support of all types of libraries, all over the United States and beyond. Contribute to the campaign:

Sign the Online Declaration! Visit to sign our online version of the Declaration for the Right to Libraries and make sure your signature, and your support get counted.
Like Us on Facebook and share the page with your friends. Check out what others are saying about the Declaration.
Tweet using #right2libs to join the conversation on Twitter. Share your voice and your thoughts about the importance of libraries.
Add your photos to Flickr and see other signing events in action.
Looking for even more ways to support Barbara’s Presidential Initiative “Libraries Change Lives”? You can get involved by contributing to this blog.