NYLA Legislative Committee

Charge

The Legislative Committee serves to represent each of NYLA’s constituent groups for the research, monitoring and support or opposition to legislative (including laws, rulings, ordinances, or legal decisions) and funding issues that impact New York’s library community, at the local, state and national level.

Composition

The chair is appointed by the NYLA President-Elect for a one year term, with start and end dates coinciding with the Annual Conference.  Each year, the NYLA President-Elect also appoints two at-large members who serve for a three year term, with start and end dates coinciding with the Annual Conference, for a total of six at-large members.  Each Section shall appoint a representative to serve on the committee for a renewable one-year term, with start and end dates coinciding with the Annual Conference.

Each of NYLA’s affiliate organization may appoint an ex-officio representative to the committee (PULISDO, NY3Rs, SLSA, Central Library Directors, NYSL-DLD, LTA).  The NYS Coordinator for ALA National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) holds an ex-officio seat on the committee.  Each of the ‘big three’ NYC library systems are invited to send an ex-officio representative.

 

NYLA Legislative Committee Roster

Chair: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Dates to Remember:

NYLA Library Advocacy Day

Links to New York State Information

Links to Federal Information