Friends of Libraries (FLS) Section - April Update

Submitted by Terry Mulee, FLS 2nd VP & Communications Chair


FLS creates a network to connect and inspire Friends groups in all types of libraries to support the New York library community.
Revised Mission of FLS, passed by the Executive Board on May 20, 2020


FLS/NYLA Commitment to Diversity

The following statement was adopted by the FLS Board on March 25, 2021.

The Friends of Libraries Section (FLS) of the New York Library Association embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion in all their forms.

We broadly define diversity to include ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

FLS is committed to preparing our members to be leaders in a multicultural and global society.

To this end, we strive to:

We are committed to cultivating an environment in the library community that is open, representative, and equitable to all.


FLS Awards and Scholarships

FLS is now accepting nominations for the FLS Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award and applications for the FLS Randall Enos Conference Scholarship. The submission deadline is June 1st at 5:00 p.m. Complete information is available here.

The FLS Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award honors a volunteer member or group within the library community whose efforts have contributed to the growth of libraries or Friends organizations.

The FLS Randall Enos Conference Scholarship will provide financial assistance for two members of the Friends of Libraries Section, who are also members of a Friends of the Library group at any type of library in NYS, to attend the NYLA Annual Conference. One scholarship will be for an individual attending for the first time and a second for anyone wishing to go regardless of how many conferences previously attended. 

Download the packets (PDF files):
FLS Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award
FLS Randall Enos Conference Scholarship


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FLS Active Member Form

Are you looking for ways to become more involved with the Friends of Libraries Section? Please complete an Active Member Form. Many hands make light work. There’s an opportunity waiting just for you!