NYLA Leadership Manual

This page is provided to offer a resource for those in leadership positions with NYLA.

Mission Statement

NYLA leads, educates, and advocates for the advancement of the New York library community.


Mailing Address:
New York Library Association
6021 State Farm Road
Guilderland, NY 12084
Phone:  518-432-6952 / 800-252-6952
Fax:  518-427-1697

Staff Roster (with contact information)

NYLA Office Hours
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Monday through Friday

NYLA follows NYS Holidays for office closures, excluding ‘floating’ holidays.
In addition, NYLA is closed:
•    the day following Thanksgiving
•    the first two business days following the Annual Conference
•    any business days that fall between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Annual Events

Library Advocacy Day

NYLA Annual Conference


NYLA's Bylaws

NYLA Council NYLA's twenty-two member Board of Directors (current listing with contact information)

NYLA Council Meeting Dates

NYLA Council Meeting Minutes

NYLA Committees

NYLA Financial Policies Handbook (PDF)

NYLA Unit Treasurers Resource Page

NYLA Elections Handbook (Include NYLA Unit Election Guidelines

NYLA Personnel Manual (PDF) (has been updated)


NYLA Conflict of Interest Policy / Verification (PDF)

NYLA Code of Ethics

NYLA Code of Conduct

NYLA Social Media Policy

NYLA External Communications Statement Policy (PDF)

Sexual Harrassment Policy

Whistleblower Policy

Job Descriptions

NYLA President

NYLA President-Elect

NYLA Immediate Past President

NYLA Treasurer

NYLA Treasurer-Elect

NYLA Councilor-at-Large

NYLA Petitioning Form

Reference Materials

NYLA History & Strategic Vision

NYLA Reimbursement Requests

Membership Categories, Dues and Forms

List of NYLA's Past Presidents

NYLA Conference Venues and Attendance Figures

Available Communication Avenues