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:
- ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium: Libraries in Direct Action REGISTRATION IS OPEN 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. This year’s ACRL/NY Symposium will address ways in which academic and research libraries have taken action to confront these challenges and uphold these core values. The ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium will be held on December ...
- NYTSL Fall 2018 Program: Wikidata Link to register: http://nytsl.org/nytsl/nytsl-fall-2018-program-wikidata-with-megan-wacha-cuny-and-luiza-wainer-princeton/ Wed. November 14th, 2018 5:30-8:00 PM The New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street) Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Room 227 New York, NY 10018 Please join us for an introduction to a fascinating world of Wikidata and beyond! Over the past years, interest in potential applications of Wikidata, the ...
- 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 a�?yesa�? 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 a�� 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, a�?cybersecurity threat dataa�? 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 BillingtonA�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 byA�Jeremy Johannesen,A�Executive Director ofA�New York Library Association: “NYLA regrets to announce that we must move the 2014 NYLA Library Advocacy Day toA�WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014.A� 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:
- Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:32:16 +0000: New event: Library Programming Rehab - Press Releases
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new event, Library Programming Rehab with Amy Alessio. This event will consist of four 60-minute sessions, all taking place from 2:30pm-3:30pm Eastern:
Live Session 1: Monday, April 8, 2019
Live Session 2: Monday, April 15, 2019
Live Session 3: Monday, April 22, 2019
Live Session 4: Monday, April 29, 2019
- Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:22:32 +0000: Owens book wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award - Press Releases
Chicago—The recipient for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award is Dr. Trevor Owens for his book The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation.
- Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:42:47 +0000: Collaboration Across Borders receives ALCTS Collaboration Award - Press Releases
CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Collaboration Across Borders: Opening Access to Holdings of the National Library of Cuba as the recipient of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2019.
- Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:10:25 +0000: Nelson receives 2019 ACRL ESS De Gruyter Grant - Press Releases
CHICAGO – Jennifer K. Nelson, reference librarian at the Robbins Collection, University of California-Berkeley School of Law, has been selected to receive the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) European Studies Section (ESS) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for her project “Iucundum mihi est reperiri typographum: A Case Study of an Early Modern Publishing Success Story.”
- Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:11:27 +0000: YALSA’s 2019 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $30,000 in materials to libraries in New York and Saipan - Press Releases
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Tilden Campus Library and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library as the recipients of its annual Great Books Giveaway.
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