Testimony Now Available – December 13 Assembly Hearing on Library Funding

Dr. Colleen D. Sadowski, Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, announced today that a video recording of the December 13 Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology Public Hearing on library funding is now available at: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/future/index. Also available on the Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision webpage are copies of written […]

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NYLA 2016 Legislative Session Recap

The 2016 Legislative Session finally wrapped up in the early hours of June 17th. Each Legislative Session and annual state budget process presents its own unique political, policy, and economic challenges, but this year was particularly difficult to navigate. Together with library advocates from across New York State, NYLA met these challenges head-on, and secured […]

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Library Advocacy Day in Albany– March 2 Can trustees have an impact on state funding for library aid? You bet we can!

Can trustees have an impact on state funding for library aid? You bet we can! When trustees, professionals and friends of libraries combine energies to bring a common message to state legislators, they listen! We provide the facts and rational for legislators to bring to Senate and Assembly budget deliberations. The message? Libraries are education. State library […]

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National Library Legislative Day 2015

New York’s Libraries Information Network [NYLINE@LISTSERV.NYSED.GOV] Jeremy Johannesen [director@NYLA.ORG] Good news! Registration for the 41st annual National Library Legislative Day is now open! This two-day advocacy event brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress rally support for libraries issues and policies. Registration information […]

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