Our Mission Statement declares that the Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter/Association of College and Research Libraries, Inc. (ACRL/NY) “encourages local participation in national issues relating to academic and research libraries.” As part of this mission, the ACRL/NY Bylaws create the position of the Legislative Liaison which “shall inform the Chapter of legislative and other governmental activities of importance to academic librarians, and shall represent the Chapter at the annual National Library Legislative Day.”
This ACRL/NY Legislative Advocacy page supports the role of the Legislative Liaison by listing relevant posts, information feeds, links and other information for those interested in library advocacy. There is a particular emphasis on library advocacy efforts in New York.
ACRL/NY Legislative Liaison Posts:
- Call for Presentations : Libraries in Direct Action – ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium – Baruch College, CUNY ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium December 7, 2018 Baruch Vertical Campus, Baruch College, CUNY Call for Presentations : Libraries in Direct Action In 2018, the core values of librarianship, including social responsibility, education, democracy, and intellectual freedom, have faced one challenge after another. How have academic and research libraries taken action to confront these challenges? What are we doing to uphold these ...
- 6/8 – LILAC Spring Training event – CUNY Central – New York, NY Hello CUNY librarians and beyond, please consider proposing for a lightning round sized presentation, or longer. See below for details! Call for Proposals/ Potential Sessions LILAC Spring Training: Up Your Game! Practical innovations beyond traditional information literacy Friday, June 8th, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CUNY Central 205 East 42nd Street We are seeking proposals for 10-45-minute presentations, discussions, or workshops on ...
- Supporting the Asian Pacific American Community: Librarians on Diversity, Inclusivity and Civic Engagement, 5/14 – Pratt Institute – New York, NY If you are in NYC area, please join us for this free program sponsored by Pratt Institute School of Information and Rowman & Littlefield to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. All are welcome to attend! (flyer attached as well). Program Title: Supporting the Asian Pacific American Community: Librarians on Diversity, Inclusivity and Civic ...
- ACRL/NY Mentoring Program – Call for Participants 2017-2018 ACRL/NY Mentoring Program – Call for Participants The Association of College and Research Libraries / Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (ACRL/NY) is pleased to offer another round of mentoring partnerships for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. Please consider participating and forwarding this call to those you think might be interested. About: The ACRL/NY Mentoring Program contributes ...
- ACRL Mentoring Program Call Do you want to share your professional library instruction experience? Lead and build a relationship with a new colleague? Did you answer “yes” to one or both of these questions? If so, then please consider becoming a mentor for the ACRL Instruction Section Mentoring Program! The purpose of the ACRL IS Mentoring Program is to contribute ...
- ACRL/NY Mentoring Program 2016-2017 – Call for Participants The Association of College and Research Libraries / Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (ACRL/NY) is pleased to offer another round of mentoring partnerships for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Please consider participating and forwarding this call to those you think might be interested. About: The ACRL/NY Mentoring Program contributes to the professional development of academic ...
- Legislative Updates November 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) CISA allows companies to share, without warrant, “cybersecurity threat data” with the Department of Homeland Security, who may then share the information with other governmental agencies. As currently written CISA does not clearly outline what constitutes a cybersecurity threat, leading many to believe that information will be shared without reasonable suspicion ...
- Urgent (Immediate) Call to Action – help stop CISA now! Click here to take immediate action against threats to personal privacy: http://www.decidethefuture.org/ CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, has been a hot topic for librarians and others concerned with personal security for some time. While activists were successful in preventing the passage of an even less acceptable version of CISA earlier this year, and while killing ...
- Legislative Update October 2015 Against a backdrop of criticism against the Library, James Billington stepped down from his role as Librarian of Congress after 28 years of service. On October 7th, days after his September 30th departure, the Senate unanimously approved the “Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization Act of 2015”. The act will instate a 10-year limit on the post, ...
- Legislative Updates, September 2015 from Kelly Johnson, ACRL/NY Legislative Liaison FASTR: Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 (If passed FASTR would require federal agencies to develop a policy ensuring products of funded research would be freely available to the public online no later than 12 months after publication) July 29: FASTR approved unanimously by the Senate Committee ...
- 2015 National Libraries Legislative Day by Kelly Johnson, ACRL/NY Legislative Liaison The 2015 National Libraries Legislative Day (the 41st annual NLLD) brought over 400 library supporters together on May 5th to advocate for libraries on Capitol Hill. Robert Hubsher, Executive Director of the Ramapo Catskill Library System, led New York’s advocates who collectively represented public, school, and (me!) academic libraries as ...
- Note: NYLA Library Advocacy Day Change Important News! The date has changed for the New York Library Association (NYLA) 2014 Advocacy Day. The following has been taken from a NYLINE email sent by Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of New York Library Association: “NYLA regrets to announce that we must move the 2014 NYLA Library Advocacy Day to WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014. This change is deemed necessary in ...
- 2011 Legislative Score Cards from ALA See below to find out how your elected officials have been graded in their efforts to support libraries: National Library Advocacy Day (NLLD) is right around the corner, and to help prepare for your advocacy efforts, we’ve created the 2011 ALA scorecards. Did your representative support school libraries in the Senate or the House? Did your ...
Outside Library Advocacy News Feeds:
Combined feed of various resources listed in the Links & Resources section:
- 23 April 2018: Meet the 2018 Class of Emerging Leaders - Press Releases
Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans are invited to meet the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception on Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m. in Morial Convention Center, Room 345. The ALA 2018 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
- 23 April 2018: NCWIT AspireIT Funding Opening May 1 - District Dispatch
This is a guest post from Jennifer Manning, Program Director of AspireIT Partnerships at the National Center for Women & Information Technology, which works with the ALA Washington Office’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative and NCWIT AspireIT to connect young women program leaders to public libraries to design and implement…
- 23 April 2018: Colby Lewis Wins 2018 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award - Press Releases
Colby Lewis has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Student Writing Award sponsored by Ex Libris Group and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) for her paper titled "The Open Access Citation Advantage: Does It Exist and What Does It Mean for Libraries?" Lewis is a Master of Science in Information candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information.
- 22 April 2018: Net neutrality protections still in place (for now); ALA releases new FAQ - District Dispatch
As many may recall, the FCC published its new net neutrality rules in the Federal Register in late February. This publication usually sets the clock ticking for the 60 days from which new regulations will take effect. In this case, however, the FCC must first get approval from the Office…
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- 20 April 2018: New workshop—Avoid Programming Burnout: Tap into Your Interests to Stay Engaged - Press Releases
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Avoid Programming Burnout: Tap into Your Interests to Stay Engaged with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
- 19 April 2018: Registration open for YALSA’s 2018 YA Services Symposium - Press Releases
- 19 April 2018: New member opportunities as Emerging Technologies Section grows - Press Releases
CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Emerging Technology Section (ETS) is transforming to better serve their members. Known for fantastic discussion groups about hot topics and engaging programs about leadership, systems, and user experience, now ETS is bringing a revitalized structure and slate of committees together to focus on equipping public-service librarians to implement tech-savvy solutions that work for all kinds of libraries and users.
- 19 April 2018: Public Library Association announces library cohort for 2018 Inclusive Internship Initiative - Press Releases
CHICAGO -- Today the Public Library Association (PLA) announced the libraries in its 2018 Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) cohort. Last summer, PLA piloted this first-of-its-kind internship program designed to present librarianship as a viable career option for the next generation of Americans. In 2017, PLA sponsored paid, mentored public library internships for 50 high school juniors and seniors at 39 host libraries across the U.S., including two tribal libraries and sites in Alaska and Hawaii.
- 19 April 2018: School library literacy grants available - District Dispatch
This week, the U.S. Department of Education announced the beginning of the application period for Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grants. This program, which is open to school libraries, provides $27 million in federal funding to support the improvement of literacy skills for youth in high-need schools and communities. Applicants…
- 19 April 2018: ALA spotlights broadband in Tribal and rural libraries for National Library Week - District Dispatch
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office hosted senior policymakers, librarians and telecommunications experts from across the nation for a National Library Week luncheon panel to discuss broadband in Tribal and rural libraries on Thursday, April 12, in the U.S. Capitol Building. The panel, moderated by National Museum of the…
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- 19 April 2018: Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Marrakesh Treaty - District Dispatch
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing yesterday on the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559). If passed, the legislation would make available an additional 350,000 accessible books for people with print disabilities living in the United States, according to Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business…
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- 18 April 2018: Open Access Publishing in the Humanities: An online discussion - Press Releases
CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) History Section will co-host a free online discussion on the topic, “Open Access Publishing in the Humanities” from 3-4 pm EST on Wednesday, April 25th. The discussion will take place via the Zoom system hosted by H-Net and will also be recorded and archived for future use.
- 18 April 2018: Readers' Advisory experts to host e-discussion on RA basics - Press Releases
CHICAGO—The Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Committee of Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) will host its Spring 2018 CODES Convo online Tuesday, April 24 from 10 am – 6 pm EST.
- 17 April 2018: Kaminski wins United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant - Press Releases
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania -- United for Libraries has awarded the 2018 United for Libraries/ThriftBooks Friend Conference Grant to Jennifer Kaminski, secretary of the Friends of the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro, Ky.
Kaminski will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. A formal presentation to the grant winner will be made at the conference.
- 17 April 2018: Pearson elected 2019-2020 United for Libraries president - Press Releases
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Peter Pearson, lead consultant and co-founder of Library Strategies Consulting Group, has been elected 2019-2020 United for Libraries president. Pearson will serve as president-elect during 2018-2019 under United for Libraries President Skip Dye.
Library Advocacy Links & Resources:
Here are some important and helpful links for Library Advocacy issues.
- Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Advocacy and Issues
- New York Library Association – you can sign up as a ‘Library Advocate’ to receive New York action alerts.
- METRO Advocacy Special Interest Group LibGuide
- District Dispatch: blog of the American Library Association’s Washington Office.
- Library Journal — Legislation feed
- LibraryLaw Blog features articles dealing with “issues concerning libraries and the law — with latitude to discuss any other interesting issues.”
- Copyright Advisory Network, part of the ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy