Anyone can advocate for their public library! We need many voices to tell leaders in the Legislature why libraries are essential.
Advocacy helps to inform people about library services and their value to the community. It can influence important decisions about legislative and budget priorities in order to strengthen libraries in New York State and ensure that they have the resources to continue offering these important services.
The New York Library Association suggests various ways to tell your story about why libraries are important:
Trustee Resources | Advocacy | Construction Funding | Demographic and Census Data | Talking Points CEFLS serves member public libraries and reading centers in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties with a variety of services. In addition to helping libraries provide excellent service, we assist trustees with their responsibilities by providing consulting services, research, and continuing education. We appreciate the important role that trustees have in advocating for public libraries and serving their communities.
2018 2017 Public and Association Library Annual Reports Webinar, Monday, January 22 2017 Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS) Mini-Webinars — A series of short online webinars focused on information trustees need to know. Issues such as Open Meetings Law, the Role of the Board President, Hiring a New Director, as well as other topics, covered in 10-15 minute presentations. Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and E-rate, Wednesday, December 13 How To File for E-rate Funding, Thursday, December 7 Like, Share, and …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Library directors gathered from around the system on August 24 for presentations and a chance to meet and talk with several of our elected state officials. What We’re Doing, What You’re Doing Because we would like everyone to know what the Library System’s services are, we started the day with a game of “Library System Jeopardy” (with prizes!), and heard presentations from library system director Ewa Jankowska and several staff members. Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Billy Jones joined us for …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Please email, call or write to your New York State and county legislators and tell them how libraries, and your library in particular, provide value to your community. Visit the New York Library Association’s Advocacy page, where you can easily send messages to your elected officials, learn about the current state legislative priorities, and access advocacy tools such as the Library Value Calculator. Print out the Current Legislative Agenda to help us speak with a unified voice! Consider joining the New York Library …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
[CP_CONTACT_FORM_PAYPAL] CEFLS Advocacy Tools Feel free to use these as is, or for ideas for brochures for your library: [wpdm_file id=4] Advocacy Tools at the New York State Library Division of Library Development The New York State Library Division of Library Development offers many resources related to advocacy, including information on these topics: Public Library Districts – a funding model favored by New York State for its promise of greater financial stability Trustees – essential information for library trustees The …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Advocacy Tools at the New York State Library Division of Library Development The New York State Library Division of Library Development offers many resources related to advocacy, including information on these topics: Public Library Districts – a funding model favored by New York State for its promise of greater financial stability Trustees – essential information for library trustees Legislative Action Center at the American Library Association Visit ALA’s action center page to engage with elected officials and respond to alerts …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
https://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/index.html Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State 2018 edition The New York State Library recently announced the release of the 2018 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State. The new handbook is now available online on the New York State Library’s website at: https://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/index.html The State Library’s Coordinator of Statewide Library Services and Director of Library Development Carol A. Desch expressed deep appreciation to co-authors Jerry Nichols, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, …[CLICK TO READ MORE]