The Northern New York Library Network is involved in advocacy in many ways: it assists in organizing local visits to state legislators; organizing office visits to state legislators on NYLA Advocacy Day in Albany; and (through its membership in the New York Alliance of Library Systems) funding the services of a professional lobbying firm to represent libraries’ interests in Albany.
The Network also supports the advocacy initiatives of the New York Library Association and endorses the legislative priorities of the Association.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Albany, NY
Library advocates can visit one-on-one with their legislators to inform them of NYLA’s State Budget Priorities for the year.
Advocacy Day Handout: Advocacy materials are distributed to Advocacy Day attendees to use in their meetings with legislators and staff.
Why is it important to travel to Albany to talk with my legislators about library issues?
- Libraries need you to speak out for them.
- Libraries need more state money.
- Legislators need to learn what libraries do for citizens of New York State.