2018 Library Advocacy Day
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries. Their efforts have resulted in over $11M in additional library aid since 2011. To get the basics, including information on security, hotels, and directions click here!
Please note that the information below is subject to change. Contact us if you have any questions!
Summary of Event
Most activities will take place in the Legislative Office Building (LOB). The LOB is most easily accessed from the Concourse, or through the Capitol Building. Prepare for airport-like security while entering the building. NYLA 'Base Camp' will be available in LOB120 beginning at 8:00AM for packet pick-up and sign-in.
Advocacy Day Packets
The Rally for Library Advocates - 12:00 PM
Legislative Office Visits
Tell us about the meetings you have scheduled here!
Click here for a map of the Empire State Plaza (PDF)
Back for #NYLALAD18
Library Horror Stories
Inaccessible buildings and bathrooms
Where to Stay
NYLA has secured a block of hotel rooms at the Hilton Albany (formerly the Crowne Plaza) in downtown Albany.
Book your room by January 26, 2018!
Real People. Real Dollars.
Real People. Real Dollars is an effort to drive more library advocates to the NYLA Online Advocacy Center and increase awareness of Library Advocacy Day. This effort was originally started by the Mid-Hudson Library System in 2016 and is now going statewide!
We’re calling on libraries from across the state to participate in the 2018 Real People. Real Dollars. campaign. Investing in libraries has a big return on investment for the communities they serve, help us tell that story in pictures as we prepare for Library Advocacy Day on February 28!
To learn more, click here.
Behind-the-Scenes New York State Library Tour
Two tours –
Participants should meet on the 7th floor of the Cultural Education Building in the lobby of the Library. (The State Museum building)
It's a well-known fact that people who love libraries really love libraries. On Library Advocacy Day this year, the Friends of Albany Public Library are creating a place for library advocates to relax and have a cup of coffee in their favorite place--the library!
When walking the halls of the Capitol has got you worn out, stop by the Large Auditorium at the APL Washington Ave branch. The Friends of APL will have coffee and sweets available for Friends groups visiting Albany for Advocacy Day. Tell us what's going on at your Library and with your Friends group and find out what's going on here.
Pre-Advocacy Day Activities
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Travel to Albany one day early and partake in some top notch professional development, the Library Advocates Luncheon, and more! View complete details here!
Who will benefit from this advocacy?
What can I do now to support this effort?
Library Advocacy Day Sponsors
NYLA Sections Sponsoring Advocacy Day:
Interesting in being a Library Advocacy Sponsor? Contact NYLA Marketing, 518-432-6952 ext. 105
National Library Legislative Day
ALA's Annual National Library Legislative Day is being held in Washington, D.C. May 7 - 8, 2018. For more information, click here.