Library Advocacy Meeting with Assembly Member David DiPietro
Can't make a meeting? Communicate by letter or social media!
Use your social media spaces to communicate with patrons, asking for their help in contacting government representatives to urge them to support funding libraries in 2023! Ask your followers to write letters - or even use their own social media to get the message out there! WNYLRC will be sure to retweet, repost any messaging we see (or you can let us know if we miss it) to help message.
Travel with us to Albany, NY for Library Advocacy Day
Join colleagues from across the state who are "going" to Albany, NY on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, for the annual NYLA LIBRARY ADVOCACY DAY!
Visit the NYLA Advocacy page for details on Advocacy Day in Albany. If you would like to be part of the "Western New York library constituency," please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can join meetings that will be scheduled throughout that day.
Use the link above and complete an online form to enroll as a Library Advocate, and you will receive e-mail alerts when your action is needed to act on behalf of libraries. Now advocating for your library services can be quick, simple and timely, plus there is no cost to you. Thank you for your support!
More Library Advocacy Information & Resources in Western New York
DID YOU KNOW? The School LIbrary Association of Western New York (SLAWNY) has a LibGuide devoted to school library advocacy? Check it out!
WNYLRC Webinar: New York State’s Budget And You: A Primer on Libraries and the State Budget Process, presented by Ken Stone and Bri McNamee:
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR THE HARD WORK YOU DO!!!
Searching NYS Law and Regulations Relating to libraries just got easier! Anyone searching for current New York State law and regulations pertaining to libraries, library systems, trustees, and librarians in New York State can now access this information quickly on the New York State Library's website. This interactive web resource makes components of the State Library publication Excerpts from New York State Education Law, Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Pertaining to Libraries, Library Systems, Trustees and Librarians available in a user-friendly and easy to navigate web tool for users. This interactive site supersedes the 1995 print version and the FTP files of the Excerpts document that has been on the State Library website since 1995.
The American Library Association's Office for Library Advocacyprovides information on ALA's Advocacy Institute, federal legislative issues, library funding, and grassroots resources. ALA also reports on federal legislation that impact intellectual freedom and privacy.