Nominations Open for Hugh Farley Advocate Award

Know someone deserving of this NYLA Advocacy recognition? https://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=39&MenuKey=career Purpose To recognize and honor an individual who, or a group that, has made a far reaching, sustained...

Speak Up for School Librarians!

For the first time in years, there is an active bill in both houses of the NYS Legislature. Add your name in support for ensure that every student in NYS has access to a certified school library media specialist. New York State Education Law denies primary school...
New York State Census Complete Count Commission Hearing

New York State Census Complete Count Commission Hearing

The New York State Complete Count Commission has announced seven public hearings across the state to gain public input and hear from Census experts and advocates. Each meeting of the Commission will be open to the public and webcast. The events will feature detailed...

Western Region Legislative Breakfast – December 14

Over sixty library supporters, including librarians, trustees, administrators and students spent the morning at Pine Grove Middle School chatting with newly-elected  and re-elected legislators about services offered by their community and school libraries and to ask...

NYS Legislative – Library Aid Home Stretch

The NYS Legislature has released their “one house” budget proposals for this year’s budget and the bills include the single largest increase in funding to the Library Construction Aid Program ever – a $50M addition to the program, for a total of $64M! This is in...

CLRC Library Advocates Go To Albany

Around sixty Central New York library staff and supporters converged on the State Legislative Office Building and Capitol in Albany to meet with regional Assemblymembers and Senators.  Restored funding for libraries and construction aid was the focus of the...