Executive Director's Report
Executive Director’s Report – June 2013
It is my pleasure to report that as of June 13, four of our five Legislative Priority items have passed the New York State Senate, and two items are scheduled for a floor vote in the Assembly.
Anticipated to pass both houses:
Library Card Info Distributed to Students which would require school districts to disseminate informational materials about applications for public library cards to students, when such materials are provided by the public library.
Streamlining of Conservation / Preservation Aid Program which would amend Education Law 273 (7) in order to streamline and modernize the Conservation Preservation Program for library research materials.
Once passed by the Assembly, these bills will advance on to Governor Cuomo to be signed into law.
The complete list of NYLA’s 2013 Legislative Agenda is available online for your review. The list is updated regularly with information on the status of each item.
Thank you to all of NYLA’s Library Advocates for your efforts in raising the profile of library related issues. It is your hard work that has allowed these items to gain the attention they deserve from the New York State Legislature.
NYLA Council Election 2013
From June 15 – July 15, NYLA members will be electing candidates to the following positions; President-elect, two Councilors-at-Large, and an ALA Chapter Councilor. Please participate in the selection of the leaders of your association.
President-Elect (Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2014) / President (Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2015)
Two Councilors-at-Large (Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2016)
Jennifer ‘Charlie’ Kelly
One ALA Chapter Councilor (Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2016)
Complete details on each of the candidates can be found here.
SCLA Ballot Question
Empire Friends Section Formation Petition
Credit Where Credit Is Due - Call for Nominations
Each year, NYLA honors individuals and organizations for their support, leadership and advocacy of libraries and intellectual freedom at the Annual Conference.
We are now accepting nominations for the following Awards and Scholarships. Nominations are due JULY 15.
The Outstanding Advocate of Libraries Award
Outstanding Service to Libraries Award
SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award
Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director Award
Please also note that the NYLA Sections & Roundtables offer awards and scholarships - Click here for a listing.
NYLA’s Train the Trainer workshops on providing Digital Literacy workshops to the public continue with many, many offering coming up in all areas of the state. Find a location and date near you, visit diglitny.org.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me.