ESRT: Ethnic Services Round Table


Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this Round Table is to provide a forum for the exchange of information within the following objectives:

What We Do


Join Us

All are welcome to join Ethnic Services Round Table (ESRT)! Membership dues are only $10 in addition to the regular New York Library Association (NYLA) dues. For information about becoming a member of NYLA, visit the NYLA Membership page.

If you are already a NYLA member and you would like to join ESRT, please fill out this form, make check payable to NYLA, and send with this form to New York Library Association, 6021 State Farm Road, Guilderland, New York 12084.


In collaboration with NYLA's Public Library Services (PLS), we presented the six-part webinar series, "Combating Racism in Libraries: Creating Spaces to Educate and Inform Our Communities" from September 16 - October 21, 2020. The goal of the series is for libraries and library staff to learn, share, and discuss the historical and present day barriers that communities are facing regarding racism against the Black community. We hope you’ll join us to learn how we can combat racism together and create spaces for our communities to listen, learn, and grow. Recordings of the sessions are available on NYLA's website at: Combating Racism in Libraries: Creating Spaces to Educate and Inform Our Communities

Please stay tuned for information about this years Combating Racism in Libraries series in autumn along with our annual NYLA sponsored programs.

Membership Meeting

Please join us for our next membership meeting:

Date: TBA
Location: Virtual/Online Zoom Meeting
Time: 2 - 5 pm

Please contact Manuel Figueroa at if wish to attend.