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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The 2018 LTA Institute in Review

Marriott Hotel, 101 James Doolittle Boulevard Uniondale, New York 11553 Library as Community: Know Your Aspirations, Plan for the Future Friday, April 27, 2018 Registration with Cash Bar & Reception followed by Dinner. Adria Ripka, LTA President welcomed all to the TI followed by remarks from: Jacquelyn Thresher, Nassau Library System, Kevin Verbesey, Suffolk Cooperative [...]

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Tribute To Bernard A. Margolis

Bernard A. Margolis began serving as New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries in January 2009. Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education, Mr. Margolis administered the New York State Research Library and the Division of Library Development. In partnership with the state’s 73 public and school library systems, the State Library [...]

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