2024 Pre-Advocacy Day Information 

Hotel Accomodations

The Renaissance Albany Hotel in downtown Albany is our host hotel. Pre-Advocacy events and meetings will take place in the adjacent Albany Capital Center, which is connected to the Renaissance via a walkway.

NYLA has arranged a block of rooms in the Renaissance for a discounted rate of $199 USD - $219 USD per night.

*Please note when navigating to the booking page provided below, the full room block (Monday, February 5 - Wednesday, February 7) automatically populates in the dates selection. As we no longer have availability for Monday, February 5th, please update the date to reflect Tuesday, February 6 - Wednesday, February 7, 2024, to have available rooms display. Failure to adjust the dates will provide a "room block full" error message.

Book soon! There are a limited number of rooms available and our room block closes on January 22, 2024.

  Click Here to Book Your Hotel Room  


2024 Advocacy Day Lead-Up Events

As we approach #LAD24, NYLA will host a series of events to help you prepare for effective advocacy on Advocacy Day and beyond! As events are scheduled their details will populate below.

2024 Library Advocacy Day - Virtual Member Prep Session   2024 Library Advocacy Day - Digital Advocacy 101 Prep Session

Wednesday, January 31 at 2:00PM

View Recording Here

Friday, February 2nd at 11AM

View Recording Here
NYLA Digital Advocacy Toolkit


NYLA Pre-Advocacy Day Schedule 
Tuesday, February 6 | 12pm-5pm | The Capital Center (55 Eagle St, Albany, NY)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Arrival/Check-In *Buffet Lunch Served*
 1:00pm – 2:00pm NYLA Legislative Committee Meeting
1:00 pm - 2:30pm Tour of the Regent Joseph E. Bowman, Jr. Research Library
  Location: NYS Library 7th Floor
  The New York State Library invites NYLA Pre-Advocacy Day attendees to join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our Regent Joseph E. Bowman, Jr. Research Library! Get a back-of-the-house look at our 20 million items, meet State Library staff, and learn more about how the State Library supports libraries and researchers across the state. The tour will conclude with a special exhibit of fascinating items from our Manuscripts and Special Collections relating to New York’s history.
  Registration is required. There are 45 seats available.
Click Here to Reserve Your Spot!
1:00pm – 4:00pm   ESLN Meeting
2:00pm – 3:00pm   PULISDO Meeting
  ULU Session: Elected Official Database Building
3:00pm – 4:00pm  NYLA LAD24 Advocacy Prep Session
4:00pm – 5:00pm  NYALS Meeting
5:00pm – 7:00pm NY4BL Happy Hour PAC Event 

Join us in Albany for the New Yorkers for Better Libraries Cocktail Hour at The Hollow!


Location: The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 79 N Pearl St, Albany, NY
Cocktail Hour: 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Tickets are $100 and include an open bar from 5PM-7PM, light appetizers, and your donation to the PAC.  Donations will be used to increase access to elected decision-makers in the State Legislature who are in a position to help libraries.
Click Here to Buy Your Tickets!