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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:

  • 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 ...

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  • 27 March 2015: IFRT accepting nominations for 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and consists of $500 and a citation. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2015.

  • 27 March 2015: Deadline to participate in the PLDS Statistical Report Survey extended to April 30 - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — There is still time to be a part of the Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report, an annual publication from the Public Library Association (PLA). The extended deadline to submit library information is April 30, 2015.

    The survey collects information from public libraries on finances, resources, service usage and technology. A summary of the survey data is published annually in the PLDS Statistical Report.

  • 27 March 2015: Innovations in library services to poor and homeless people, diversity in action ideas sought for 2015 ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair - Press Releases

    CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) invites library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to participate in the 2015 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in San Francisco. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 15, 2015.

  • 26 March 2015: Get your library in strategic shape at PLA Boot Camp with Garcia and Nelson - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering the always popular PLA Results Boot Camp “Results Are What Matters: Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Library Services and Programs” with June Garcia and Sandra Nelson, Aug. 24-28, at the Nashville (Tennessee) Public Library.

  • 26 March 2015: Sarah Lewis to be ALA President’s Program Speaker at 2015 Annual Conference - Press Releases

    CHICAGO -- Art historian, critic, writer and “cultural powerhouse” Sarah Lewis is the featured speaker for ALA President Courtney Young’s President’s Program 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Lewis celebrates creativity, focusing on how it can lead us through fear and failure to ultimate success. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward and our failures that become the process?

  • 26 March 2015: California Library Association will host five preconferences during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — The California Library Association (CLA) will host two preconferences on Thursday, June 25, and three preconferences on Friday, June 26, during the 2015 Annual Conference held by the American Library Association (ALA) in San Francisco, June 25-June 30. Registrants may view descriptions, registration costs and how to add these preconferences to their registration by visiting http://alaac15.ala.org/ticketed-events.

  • 26 March 2015: 2015 ALA elections are open - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — Voting in the 2015 ALA elections is now open.  Between March 24 and March 26, the ALA sent e-mails to voters, providing them with their unique passcodes and information about how to vote online. The polls will close at 11:59 p.m.

  • 25 March 2015: 2015 ACRL tech wrap-up webinar - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an upcoming conference Webinar: ALA TechSource 2015 ACRL Technology Wrap-Up at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, April 3, 2015. An expert panel will provide an overview of the ACRL 2015 Conference from a technology perspective.

  • 25 March 2015: Present and future of e-Books, live webcast - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — Join American Libraries for a new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on The Present and Future of e-Books, which airs live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 9. This free, streaming video broadcast can be viewed from your home, library or on-the-go.

  • 25 March 2015: ALA President responds to House proposal to eliminate IMLS - Press Releases

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The budget resolution released this week by the U.S. House Budget Committee proposes to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the agency that administers federal funding support for more than 123,000 libraries in virtually every community in the nation. American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young today released the following statement in response:

  • 25 March 2015: ALA President responds to House proposal to eliminate IMLS - Advocacy

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The budget resolution released this week by the U.S. House Budget Committee proposes to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the agency that administers federal funding support for more than 123,000 libraries in virtually every community in the nation. American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young today released the following statement in response:

  • 24 March 2015: ALA, PLA release joint statement regarding ruling in support of Kentucky public libraries - Advocacy

    CHICAGO — In April of 2013, Kentucky Circuit Courts ruled against the Campbell County Public Library and the Kenton County Public Library, a decision that would have resulted in the libraries losing property tax revenues dating as far back as 1979. Local library advocates appealed the ruling, and the Kentucky Court of Appeals has announced its decision to rule in favor of Campbell and Kenton County public libraries.

  • 24 March 2015: Michael Gorman reaffirms the enduring values of librarianship in new book - Advocacy

    CHICAGO — In the almost 15 years since public intellectual, librarian and philosopher Michael Gorman published “Our Enduring Values,” there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries. Young librarians and seasoned LIS professionals alike are experiencing increasing pressure to adjust to new economic, societal and technological demands amidst the often dire rhetoric currently surrounding the future of our institutions.

  • 24 March 2015: Upcoming National Library Legislative Day deadlines - District Dispatch

    National Library Legislative Day is May 4-5, 2015 and it will be here soon. Here are a few dates you should know: March 31st is the last day to receive the discount rate available at the Liaison Hotel as part of our room block. April 1st is the last day we are accepting nominations for ...

    The post Upcoming National Library Legislative Day deadlines appeared first on District Dispatch.

  • 23 March 2015: WHCLIST award nomination deadline approaching - District Dispatch

    The deadline for WHCLIST nominations is quickly approaching! If you are planning to nominate a non-librarian, first-time attendee of National Library Legislative Day, the nomination requirements are due no later than April 1, 2015. The winner of this award receives a stipend of $300 and two free nights at the Liaison hotel. The White House ...

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