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

Library Advocacy Day at the State Capitol
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In conjunction with our professional partners at NYLA, a statewide Advocacy Day is held annually in Albany. CLRC sponsors a bus for local library advocates and schedules appointments with State Assemblymembers and Senators.

Here is a summary of the 2019 NYLA Legislative Priorities.

Let your voice be heard! Speak out for library funding. Thank your legislators for their support.
Please note: RSVP even if you plan to drive yourself in order to receive an information packet and meeting schedule.

CLRC Regional Legislator Bios, Committees, Prime-Sponsored Legislation and District Maps

State Senate
State Assembly

Legislative Breakfasts

CLRC’s annual Legislative Breakfasts are usually held the first two Fridays in December, covering the eastern and western regions of our district.

The 2018 Breakfasts were held on:
December 7 at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica – READ MORE HERE
December 14 at Pine Grove Middle School, East Syracuse – READ MORE HERE

New York State Fair

CLRC hosts a New York Libraries’ exhibit booth at the New York State Fair. The Fair runs from mid-August to Labor Day.

Interested in learning more or volunteering to help at the booth? Email Anna or call 315-446-5446


New York State Library Committees

Click Here to view the 2019 NYS Assembly Committee on Libraries

Read the 2018 Annual Report from the NYS Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology