(Interim) Executive Director's Report
The NYLA Council continues the important work of identifying the next NYLA Executive Director. A permanent appointment and public announcement are anticipated before the end of June.
NYLA Launches Digital Literacy Train-the-Trainer Workshops
With support from a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, the New York Library Association is pleased to announce a series of train-the-trainer workshops on the NYS Digital Literacy standards. These workshops, to be held throughout the state over the next two years, will introduce the approved digital literacy curriculum to library staff. The goal of the program is to develop a cadre of trained library staff who can advance the digital literacy skills of their patrons. The workshops are open to all public library staff who interact with the public.
There is no fee to attend the workshops, and lunch will be provided. Travel and substitute staffing reimbursements are available to eligible libraries. In addition, libraries that send a staff person for training and then offer one of the recommended classes are eligible for a $150 incentive payment.
For complete details on this program, a schedule of upcoming workshops and the register, please visit – diglitny.org.
For more information, contact Mary Anne Waltz, project manager and trainer, at
Library Advocacy – Post-Budget Session Update
On Wednesday, June 13, representatives from NYLA’s Legislative Committee will participate in a series of meetings with members of the legislature to advance NYLA’s Legislative Priorities.
The following issues are moving forward with hope of passage:
Library Card Info Distributed to Students
BOCES-Libraries Internet Partnerships
MTA Payroll Tax
Your support is always welcome via the New Yorkers for Better Public Libraries Political Action Committee, visit: www.newyorkersforbetterlibraries.org.
Library Assistants Training Program – Fall 2012
Coming this Fall, the popular Library Assistants Training program is coming to Westchester Community College. The program will run September 10-15, 2012.
This 18 hour, certificate, non-credit program is open to individuals already working in libraries, or people interested in working in libraries. To receive a certificate, the individual must complete all four programs: Introduction, Public/Circulation Services, Reference, and Technical Services. The cost for the program is $250.
For details, click here.
NYLA Council Election 2012
It is time again for the NYLA Council elections. Candidate information and ballots will be distributed during the month of June, with elections closing July 15, 2012.
This year NYLA members will be electing:
The Nominating Committee has identified the following slate of candidates:
Councilor at Large
Councilor at Large
To view candidate statements/bios, click here.