Headlines, Press Releases & Testimony

2018

NYS Legislature Proposes Historic $64m Investment For Local Public Library Capital & Construction Aid - March 2018

2017

New York Public Libraries Urge Governor Cuomo To End Funding Cuts - December 2017

NYLA Announces 2017 Award Winners - October 2017

NYLA Council Approves Sustainable Library Certification Program; Historic Decision Launches First Benchmarking Initiative of Its Kind - September 2017

NYLA Announces 2017 Dewey Fellows - September 2017

Magnificent Seven - NY Libraries Embrace Sustainability - August 2017

School Librarians - Future Ready in NY - August 2017

29 Libraries Receive $431,000 in Bullet Aid from NYS Assembly - June 2017

583 NYS Libraries Receive $3.7M in Bullet Aid from NYS Senate - June 2017

NYLA-SI Launches Road Map to Sustainability Android App

NYLA Releases March 2017 Siena Poll Findings - March 2017

NYLA Endorses ALA Statement on Core Values

New Collaboration Offers Leadership Opportunity for Public Libraries in New York State - February 2017

2016

NYLA Supports the ALA Statement on Libraries, Diversity and Inclusion - November 2016

NYLA Council Endorses Loida Garcia-Febo for ALA President - November 2016

541 NYS Libraries Receive Bullet Aid in the FY 2016-17 NYS Budget

NYLA Awards Library Leaders and Advocates at 2016 Annual Conference - September 2016

The NYLA 2016 Council Election Results - July 2016

Help NYLA Advocate for the NY Library Community for Another 125 Years!- June 2016

NYLA Council Statement on the MSRT Petition to Form a Section - May 2016

NYLA Continuing Education Committee Conducting Professional Development Survey- April 2016

Summer Meals at Your Library!- February 2016

NYLA Council Endorses Jim Neal for ALA President- February 2016

NYLA Testifies at Joint Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education Funding- January 27, 2016

Economic Impact of Public Libraries in New York State - Request for Proposals- January 2016

Updated Information on the Help American Vote Act (HAVA) for 2016

Information for Libraries on New York State of Health Marketplace

2015

Library Systems Directors Call on Cuomo to Increase Construction Aid to NY Libraries- December 2015

Hearing of the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries & Education Technology- November 6, 2015

NYLA Sustainability Initiative Releases Initial White Paper- October 2015

2015 NYLA Annual Membership Meeting - October 2015

NYLA Membership Approves By-Laws Revisions - October 22, 2015

Special Legislative Library Districts and Governor Cuomo's Veto- August 2015

You Can Support NYLA by Shopping at Amazon.com

Jeremy and Jack's Excellent Library Adventure - July 2015

R. David Lankes to Deliver Keynote Address at NYLA Annual Conference

NYS Library Aid Increased $5M in FY2015-16 NYS Budget - April 2015

NYLA Testifies at Joint Budget Hearing on Education - February 2015

Siena Poll: Library Usage Up - Broad Support for Increased Library Funding - January 20, 2015

2015 NYLA Legislative Priorities

New Roundtable Formed for Library Assistants

NYLA Council Passes Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries

Restructure of Organizational Dues

2014

NYLA to Bestow Awards at 2014 Annual Conference - October 2014

2014 Legislative Session Wrap-up - August 2014

Results of the 2014 NYLA Council Election - July 2014

NYLA Endorses 2014 School Library Summit Recommendations- July 2014

NYLA's Reaction to the New York State FY2014-15 Budget - April 2014

US House Budget Proposal Dismisses Role of IMLS - February 2014

NYLA Endorses Sari Feldman for ALA President - February 2014

NYLA Releases 2014 Legislative Priorities and Talking Points - January 2014

NYLA Testifies at the Joint Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education - January 28, 2014

 

2013

NYLA Council Passes Resolution in Support of ALA Declaration for the Right to Libraries - August 8, 2013

NYLA Council Passes Resolution Condemning the Surveillance Activities of the National Security Administration - November 2013

Information to Aid Patrons in Registering for the STAR Tax Exemption

NYLA Council Passes Resolution on Library Service to the Community in a Natural Disaster

NYLA Council Passes Information Fluency Continuum Resolution

NYLA Council Passes e-Book Proclamation

NYLA Testifies at Joint Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education - January 29, 2013

Video of the Testimony on YouTube

2012

Proposed NYLA Bylaw Revisions to Be Presented at Annual Membership Meeting

NYLA Announces Approval of School Librarian Evaluation Rubric by State Education Department

2012 Voter's Guide for Library Advocates Released

Senate Select Committee on Libraries - Roundtable - March 5, 2012

NYLA Testifies at Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - January 23, 2012

Senate Establishes Select Committee on Libraries

2011

NYLA Testifies at 11/29 Assembly Library Committee Hearing

2011 Voter’s Guide for Library Advocates Released

2011 New York State Writers Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2010

2010 Voters Guide Released by New Yorkers for Better Libraries

Snapshot NY - April 1, 2010

Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on 2010-2011 Executive Budget - February 4, 2010

Library Funding Cut for Fifth Time: Libraries Need Legislative Champions - January 19, 2010

Testimony on Deaccessioning Legislation - January 14, 2010

NYLA Executive Director Interviewed on Impact of Library Cuts

2009

11-05-09 NYLA Testifies at Senate Budget Hearing on Mid-Year Cuts to Library Aid

Legislature Passes DRP that Increases Cuts to Libraries Beyond Governor’s Proposal

7/28/09 - NYLA Testifies at Library Procurement Hearing

7/24/09 - Status of Deaccessioning Regulations/Legislation

3/9/09 - VIDEO: Amy Paulin's Legislative Update with guest Michael Borges

3/10/09 - NYLA's Library Lobby Day 2009

3/10/09 - Library Advocates Rally to Restore Funding

NYLA Executive Director Interviewed on Senator Liz Krueger's Cable Show

2/11/09 - Libraries Protest the Ultimate Unfunded Mandate: Tax Collection Services

2/09 - News Stories on Proposed Library Cuts and Assisting the Unemployed

Judith Dzikowski receives School Library Systems Association's Distinguished Service Award

NYLA Affiliates with NYSUT to Enhance Advocacy Efforts

The U.S. Dept of Education Guidance Title I Funds Provided under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

NYLA SnapShotNY and Libraries:Essential Advocacy Campaign

Library Advocates Come to Albany to Rally Against 5th Round of State Cuts

NYLA Joins Open Book Alliance

NYLA IFC Releases Updated Intellectual Freedom Manual