It is Time to Stand Up for Library Aid

Governor Cuomo released his FY2019-2020 Executive Budget proposal & accompanying legislation. The Governor pitched his Executive Budget as a “Democracy Agenda” -- but it includes the third straight year of drastic cuts to library funding! From the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal: Library Aid: $91.6M (-5% CUT) The proposed funding is $5M less than what was in last [...]

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NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019

Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries. Together our efforts have resulted in over $17M in additional library aid since 2011. Summary of Event Most activities will take place in the Legislative Office Building (LOB). The LOB is most [...]

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DLD Standards: State Library and Pulsdo Announce 2019 Edition OF Minimum Public Library Standards Publication

The New York State Library and PULISDO (Public Library System Directors Organization) announced today the publication of an updated 2019 edition of Helpful Information for Meeting Minimum Public Library Standards in New York State. The document is available on the State Library’s website at www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/helpful/index.html. The State Library and PULISDO have designed this new edition [...]

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LTA at NYLA 2018

LTA sponsored several programs at the NYLA Conference in Rochester. Small Libraries, Big Data: Getting good data to make more informed decisions was sponsored solely by LTA and had a standing room only audience. Presenters Matthew Corey and Dawn Vincent from NCLS made a potentially dry topic very interesting. Other programs we supported included many [...]

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John McCarthy has agreed to reconnect with LTA as our Executive Director

John McCarthy has agreed to reconnect with LTA as our Executive Director effective October 1, 2018. John is a former library trustee and LTA board member. He is knowledgeable about the organization and has been working with our Executive Committee during this time of transition. John McCarthy Bio John McCarthy is an educator, data-hound, novelist, [...]

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