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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by Adria Ripka Happy New Year, LTA members and supporters. Despite challenging weather, I hope your year has gotten off to a good start. We’ve all had a month or more to recover from our busy holidays. I know many libraries have long had plans for upcoming school breaks with their youth programs. Your LTA [...]
By John McCarthy, Executive Director The Library Trustees Association of New York State is in a period of transition. We have a new Executive Director, a new website, and a new board members joining while other board terms are ending. In this period of change, we are looking for feedback from you, the membership, about [...]
From the Desk of Carol Ann Desch, Coordinator of Statewide Library Services, New York State Library With the start of a new legislative session, it’s a good time to discuss why advocacy is important. Simply put, advocacy is sharing your story. Libraries have many wonderful stories to share, but the most important one is that [...]
If an association library’s increase in the appropriation is rejected by school district voters, what recourse does the library have?