Next Week – NYLA Holds Online Town Hall Meeting

Before you get on the bus to Albany, attend a “town hall” meeting. Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM This online forum will provide up-to-minute information on where the library community stands in the NYS Budget negotiation process, and the...

NYLA’s 2017 Legislative and Budgetary Priorities

On March 1, the New York Library Association (NYLA) will once again host Advocacy Day in Albany. This is your opportunity to meet with regional legislative representatives to discuss the issues and challenges facing libraries today. And, of course, to ask for...

Library Advocacy Events Coming in 2017

March 1 – NYLA Advocacy Day in Albany The New York Library Association is the voice of the library community advocating at the state and local level for funding support for libraries and library systems. Each spring, libraries from across New York State rally at...

Assembly Hearing on Library Funding Testimony

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology held a five-hour public hearing in Albany. The primary intent of the hearing was for Committee members to learn more about the impact of the 2016/2017 State Budget on...

CLRC Legislative Breakfast in Syracuse

Onondaga County Public Library’s Central Library was host to CLRC’s Legislative Breakfast on Friday, December 9. The meeting room, with it’s floor to ceiling windows overlooking downtown, was the perfect location for speed-dating with the...

CLRC Legislative Breakfast in Utica

                CLRC’s eastern regional legislators, library staff and supporters came out to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute and PrattMWP library on Friday, December 2 for morning conversation about reflecting,...