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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.

The page is maintained by Christina Harlow, current Legislative Liaison for ACRL/NY. Please contact her with questions or contributions.

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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  • 1 October 2014: ALA Endowment Fund passes $40 Million - Press Releases

    CHICAGO On behalf of the American Library Association (ALA) Endowment Trustees, Senior Endowment Trustee Rod Hersberger announced that the value of the Association’s long-term investments reached $40.2 million on Aug. 31, 2014. The Endowment achieved its last major milestone of $30 million in May 2007.

  • 1 October 2014: ALA encouraged by E-rate momentum - Press Releases

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, the American Library Association (ALA) called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address the fiber gap facing the majority of the nation’s 16,400 public libraries and the communities they serve. ALA President Courtney Young today released the following statement:

  • 1 October 2014: ALA encouraged by E-rate momentum - Advocacy

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, the American Library Association (ALA) called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address the fiber gap facing the majority of the nation’s 16,400 public libraries and the communities they serve. ALA President Courtney Young today released the following statement:

  • 1 October 2014: A quiet woo hoo moment at ALA’s Washington Office - District Dispatch

    #147205418 / gettyimages.com I did not double check, but I think it’s safe to say that most of the last E-rate posts have mentioned somewhere “over the last year” or “about a year ago” or “beginning last summer.” So… Monday,

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  • 1 October 2014: Registration, housing now open for 2015 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — Registration and housing are now open for 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Chicago, Jan. 30-Feb. 3. “The conversation starts here . . . ” every year at Midwinter Meeting, which offers the usual gold-standard networking, updates, exhibits, future-focused discussions, innovators and thought leaders and high-profile speakers. Midwinter Meeting highlights include:

  • 1 October 2014: LIRT Accepting Applications for Librarian Recognition and Innovation in Instruction Awards - Press Releases

    CHICAGO The American Library Association's Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) invites nominations for two awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. 

    The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field.  The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.

  • 30 September 2014: United for Libraries’ Literary Landmark™ for Lynn Riggs rededicated - Press Releases

    PHILADELPHIA —  United for Libraries’ Literary Landmark for Lynn Riggs was re-dedicated in partnership with Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO) on Sept. 5 in Claremore, Okla.

    Originally dedicated in 2003 and placed at the Claremore Public Library, the Literary Landmark plaque was relocated to the newly renovated Claremore Museum of History/Lynn Riggs Memorial Museum. The museum has a permanent exhibit honoring Riggs, a mixed-blood Cherokee, who was born and raised near Claremore in Territorial Oklahoma.

  • 30 September 2014: American Dream Starts @ your library grant allows California library system to expand ESL classes - Press Releases

    CHICAGO –  Through an American Dream Starts @ your library grant awarded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the American Library Association, the Riverside County (Calif.) Library System has been able to expand ESL classes for adult learners.

    In this countywide program, volunteers are working with one-on-one tutoring to help individuals learn to read and write.

  • 30 September 2014: Deadline extended to Oct. 13 to apply for The American Dream Starts @ your library grant funding - Press Releases

    Grants available to libraries to fund programs and resources for adult English language learners in Dollar General communities

    CHICAGO – Monday, Oct. 13, is the new deadline for libraries to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to support programs aimed at enhancing adult literacy through The American Dream Starts @ your library® initiative. 

  • 30 September 2014: AASL member Elissa Malespina receives 2014 school librarian Bammy Award - Press Releases

    CHICAGO – American Association of School Librarians (AASL) member Elissa Malespina was named the 2014 Bammy Award recipient in the school librarian category. Presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International, the Bammy award is a cross-discipline award recognizing the contributions of educators from across the education field. Malespina was presented with her award by Sylvia Knight Norton, AASL executive director, and Deven Black, the 2013 award recipient. The award was presented during a red-carpet event on Sept. 26 in Washington D.C.

  • 30 September 2014: ACRL 2015 preconferences announced - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — Registration is now available for preconferences to be held prior to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) ACRL 2015 Conference, “Creating Sustainable Community,” in Portland, Ore.  ACRL is offering six preconferences on Wednesday, March 25, 2015; separate registration is required. 

  • 30 September 2014: ALA President Courtney Young selects 22 chapters to participate in career development facilitator training - Press Releases

    CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young will partner with ALA Chapters to provide training for a national cohort of 22 librarians from a cross section of libraries to become certified Career Development Facilitators (CDF).  President Young stated, "I am grateful for the strong interest from the chapters in partnering with me on this program. It was inspiring and heartwarming to read all of the applications.

  • 29 September 2014: Free webinar: Making the election connection - District Dispatch

    From federal funding to support for school librarians to net neutrality, 2015 will be a critical year for federal policies that impact libraries. We need to be working now to build the political relationships necessary to make sure these decisions

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  • 29 September 2014: ALA launches educational 3D printing policy campaign - District Dispatch

    The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,” (pdf) a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries. Today, the association released “Progress in

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  • 29 September 2014: CopyTalk webinar on open licensing - District Dispatch

    Join us for our next installment of CopyTalk, October 2nd at 2pm Eastern Time. It’s FREE. In the webinar titled Open Licensing and the Public Domain: Tools and policies to support libraries, scholars, and the public, Timothy will discuss the

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