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 event will be held in-person on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

CLRC will be scheduling appointments with our regional legislators in Albany but will NOT be chartering a bus to the Capitol this year. Transportation is on your own.  To better serve our member advocates, please complete this questionnaire and we will try to accommodate your library’s advocacy needs.

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 in March. 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

This year, CLRC’s western region Legislative Breakfast was held on Friday, December 9 at the Northern Onondaga Public Library in North Syracuse.                                   

The eastern region Breakfast was held on January 6, 2023 at the Gannett Library Commons at Utica University.




Library staff, Friends, Trustees and supporters attended the events. Thank you to the Legislators or their aides for attending and hearing our community stories and requests for support in the next budget cycle.

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 2021 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