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The Legislative Committee of the New York Library Association brings together voices from every constituent group within the library community, including LTA, to craft a common vision for a shared Advocacy Agenda for each legislative session. 2019 will present circumstances that have not been seen in nearly a decade; Democratic party control of the Senate, Assembly, and Governor’s Office. Capitalizing on this opportunity, the Legislative [...]
For print copies of the 2018 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State please contact your regional public library system. Individual copies are also available for sale from the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. The cost of the Handbook is $5.00 per copy including shipping. Please send your orders to: Trustee Handbook Library Trustee Association Suffolk [...]
Library trustees need to be aware of a law passed earlier this year that requires all employers in New York State to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and begin conducting annual harassment prevention training for all their employees. The policy to be adopted and the training to be conducted must “meet or exceed” the specific standards and guidelines set forth in [...]
On September 28 the president signed legislation for fiscal year 2019 that includes level or increased funding for many library programs. Once again #FundLibraries advocates have achieved resounding success. When the new fiscal year begins on October 1, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will have an additional $2 million to improve administration of library state-formula grant programs and [...]
Save the date! Library Advocacy Day is Wednesday, March 1st. This important event is coordinated by NYLA and LTA has a strong presence in Albany on that day. Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries. Their efforts have resulted [...]