NYLA Council Meeting Agenda & Minutes

All meeting agendas and minutes open as a PDF.

As of August 5th, 2021, all Council Meetings will be recorded, minus any Executive Session, with the recording made available to the membership within 10 days of the meeting (login required). We are in the process of building the member-only resources so please check back for the link to these recordings. Thank you for your patience during this time!


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2023

2022 (Coming Soon)

  • November 4th, 2022
    • Annual Membership Meeting Notes
    • Annual Membership Meeting Packet
    • Annual Membership Meeting Agenda
    • Revised Bylaws - without track changes
    • Revised Bylaws - with track changes
    • NYBLC Memorial Resolution for Joan E. Cole
    • NYBLC Memorial Resolution for Donna Louise Hubbard 
  • November 2nd, 2022
    • Meeting Minutes
  • September 15th, 2022
    • Meeting Minutes
  • August 4th, 2022
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Meeting Agenda
  • July 27th, 2022
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • June 16th, 2022
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
  • June 13th, 2022 
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • May 23rd, 2022
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • May 17th, 2022
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
  • April 26th, 2022
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • April 18th, 2022
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • April 12th, 2022
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
  • March 17th, 2022
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • March 9th, 2022
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • February 28th, 2022
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • February 23rd, 2022
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • February 3rd, 2022
    • Passed a resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of NYLA's Friends of Libraries Section
    • Endorsed Emily Drabinski as a candidate for President of the American Library Association
      • Meeting Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • January 31st, 2022
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • January 6th, 2022
    • Approved the recommendation of the Executive Director Search Committee for the appointment of the new Executive Director (later announced to be AnnaLee Dragon)
    • Approved $1,000 from the NYLA Disaster Fund to support the Whitehall High School Library
      • Meeting Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • December 16th, 2021
    • Approved the recommendation of the Membership Committee to establish basic Unit Requirements for NYLA's sections and roundtables
    • Reauthorized NYLA's committees and approved chair and at-large appointments
      • Meeting Agenda (revised 12/16)
      • Meeting Minutes (revised 1/3/22)
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • December 14, 2021
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • November 18th, 2021
    • Passed a resolution in defense of Intellectual Freedom
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Meeting Agenda

2021 (Coming Soon)

  • November 4th, 2021 - Annual Membership Meeting
    • Membership approved recommended changes to bylaws
    • Membership approved a resolution recognizing Black Poetry Day
      • Meeting Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • November 3rd, 2021
    • Passed a resolution thanking former Council members and encouraging members to run for office
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • October 25th, 2021
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • October 13th, 2021
    • Approved recommendations for bylaw updates from the Governance Task Force
      • Meeting Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • October 7th, 2021
    • Approved charge and composition of Executive Director Search Committee
    • Approved contracting with a staffing agency for administrative assistance during the transition period
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Meeting Agenda (updated as of 10/7)
  • October 5th, 2021
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • October 4th, 2021
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • September 23rd, 2021
    • Executive Committee Meeting Notes
  • September 16th, 2021
    • Approved candidates for Treasurer-Elect
      • Executive Committee Meeting Notes
      • Meeting Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • September 9th, 2021
    • Council statement to Membership
      • Executive Committee Meeting Notes
      • Meeting Agenda
      • Meeting Notes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • August 30th, 2021 
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • August 25th, 2021
    • Approved charge and composition of the Governance Task Force
      • Meeting Agenda
      • Meeting Notes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here.
  • August 23rd, 2021
    • Appointed Nominating Committee to seek candidates for Treasurer-Elect
      • Meeting Agenda
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here. 
  • August 19th, 2021
    • Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
  • August 12th, 2021
    • Approved the transfer of leadership on Council and the Special Election for Treasurer-Elect
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here. 
  • August 5th, 2021
    • Approved $1,000 from the NYLA Disaster Fund to support the Cuba Circulating Library
      • Meeting Minutes
      • Please log in to your NYLA Account to view the recording here. 
  • May 6, 2021
    • Approved the FY2021-2022 NYLA Operating Budget
    • Approved the creation of a Balanced Budget Task Force to review and evaluate existing NYLA revenue streams, potential areas of increased and/or new revenue, fund balances, and the current service program with the goal of establishing a sustainable financial model NYLA’s future.
    • Approved NYLA submitting an application for the Federal Payroll Protection Program
    • Approved the submission of NYLA’s 2019 IRS 990
    • Approved the requested transfer of administration of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative to the Suffolk Cooperative Library System
    • Approved the slate of candidates for the 2021 NYLA Council election
    • Approved all recommendations put forward by the NYLA Awards Review Task Force
    • Approve the petition for the formation of the Westchester Library Association Round Table
  • March 18, 2021
    • Approved the slate for a special election to fill the vacancy in the Councilor-at-Large position, to include Ginger Tebo and Sharon Fox
    • Approved the three-year renewal of the affiliation between the Empire State Center for the Book, and the National Center for the Book through the Library of Congress.
    • Charged the Audit Committee to review proposals and make a recommendation to Council for a new auditing firm by the August meeting
  • February 4, 2021
    • Formally established the Alternative Pathways to Librarianship Task Force, including the mission and deliverables for the effort
    • Approved the appointment of new members to the Legislative and Communications Committees, to fill vacant at-large positions
  • December 17, 2020
    • Established a NYLA Awards Review Task Force to examine and make recommendations on NYLA’s Annual Awards
    • Approved the petition for the formation of the ‘Coalition of Library Workers of Color Round Table’ CLWCRT
    • Approved a new policy for the filing vacancies in at-large seats on NYLA committees

2020 (Coming Soon)

  • 2020 Annual Meeting
  • October 29, 2020
  • September 17, 2020
  • August 6, 2020
  • July 23, 2020 - Special Meeting
  • June 18, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • March 12, 2020
  • February 27, 2020 - Executive Committee
  • January 30, 2020
  • January 16, 2020 - Executive Committee
  • December 12, 2019

To ensure NYLA actively archives our records and does not utilize our public website as an archive, we will be putting meeting minutes and agendas before 2019 behind the member wall. 

If you are a NYLA member and would like to request these records during this archival process, please email C at [email protected] and we can assist. Thank you!