February has been the traditional month for library trustees and library supporters to gather in Albany with our elected representatives. New in 2014, Library Advocacy Day will be held on Thursday, February 27th. The change to Thursday from the traditional Tuesday may allow a better focus to be put on libraries and library issues if the change gives more time for meeting with officials.

All activities for Library Advocacy Day will be held in “the Well”. Your library system may be planning a bus trip for a group or sending individual representatives. Check now so you can plan to attend. Check the State Assembly and Senate websites for your representatives. This is a great opportunity to meet newly elected officials.

Library Trustees Association of New York will be on site on February 27th. Be sure to stop at the LTA information table and pick up a nice, bright badge that identifies you as a library trustee. Elected officials want to hear from trustees, since you represent the voice of their constituents.

See you in Albany in February!

Check these links for officials and directions: