CLRC’s advocacy objective is to educate librarians and library assistants in effective advocacy skills to use on behalf of their libraries, and to keep them informed regarding the status of legislation affecting their library’s ability to serve their patrons.

Advocacy Day
In cooperation with our professional partners at NYLA, a statewide Library Advocacy Day is held annually in Albany. The 2024 event will be held in Albany on February 7.

Here are the 2024 Legislative Session Priorities for Libraries.

In 2023, the event was held in-person on February 28. CLRC scheduled appointments with our regional legislators that day in Albany but a snowstorm cancelled travel for most of our advocates.

In 2022, CLRC member libraries submitted stories on how they help their communities and students. The stories were compiled and sent to our regional representatives. CLICK HERE to read the stories. What a powerful way to advocate for increased funding and support!

CLRC Regional Legislative Guide

Includes legislator bios, committees and district maps for Onondaga, Madison, Oneida and Herkimer Counties

2023 Legislative Guide

Legislative Breakfasts

In 2023, the eastern region Breakfast was held on December 1 at the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Middle/High School in Vernon.





CLRC’s western region Breakfast was held on Friday, December 8 at Westhill High School in Syracuse.

Library staff, Friends, Trustees, school administrators and supporters were invited to attend the events.
Thank you to our regional Legislators for supporting our community libraries.

New York State Library Committees

Click Here to view the 2023 NYS Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology – Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, Chair

Click Here to view the 2023 NYS Senate Committee on Libraries – Senator Sean Ryan, Chair

Read the 2022 Annual Report from the NYS Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology

December 15, 2022 – Public Hearing on the Future of New York State Libraries