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From the President: April 2015

Geoff Kirkpatrick, NYLA PresidentApril is finally here and it is my sincere hope that spring arrives with it.

I want to thank everyone for the fantastic turnout at NYLA Advocacy Day, and the subsequent record response to the electronic requests for people to take action on the state budget.  Expanding our advocacy base beyond library employees and trustees is a major goal for our organization.  We know that our message has an impact at the state level.  This year’s response was the biggest ever, and I would love to see an even larger response next year.

As I write this, the completion of the New York State budget looks imminent, and the focus of the organization turns toward our other activities.

Conference planning is well under way.  I had the privilege of attending the Conference Planners Meeting in February, and I am confident that this will be the best conference yet!  I am excited about returning to Lake Placid for the 125th anniversary of NYLA.  The facilities look fantastic, and I think we will all enjoy exploring what the area has to offer.  Fall in the Adirondacks can be beautiful, and I hope that many of you will join us for this historic event.

Geoffrey Kirkpatrick
NYLA President