NYLA Leadership Manual

This page is provided to offer a resource for those in leadership positions with NYLA.

Mission Statement

NYLA leads, educates, and advocates for the advancement of the New York library community.


Mailing Address:
New York Library Association
6021 State Farm Road
Guilderland, NY 12084
Phone:  518-432-6952 / 800-252-6952
Fax:  518-427-1697

Staff Roster (with contact information)

NYLA Office Hours
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Monday through Friday

NYLA follows NYS Holidays for office closures, excluding ‘floating’ holidays.
In addition, NYLA is closed:
•    the day following Thanksgiving
•    the first two business days following the Annual Conference
•    any business days that fall between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Annual Events

Library Advocacy Day

NYLA Annual Conference


NYLA's Bylaws

NYLA Council NYLA's twenty-one member Board of Directors (current listing with contact information)

NYLA Council Meeting Dates

NYLA Council Meeting Minutes

NYLA Committees

Guidelines for Committee Chairs & Members

NYLA Financial Policies Handbook (PDF)

NYLA Personnel Manual (PDF)

NYLA Conflict of Interest Policy / Verifcation (PDF)

NYLA Social Media Policy

Reference Materials

NYLA History & Strategic Vision

NYLA Reimbursement Requests

Membership Categories, Dues and Forms

List of NYLA's Past Presidents

NYLA Conference Venues and Attendance Figures

NYLA Section, Round Table Election Timeline (PDF)