Southeastern is involved in advocacy by making local visits to state legislators, meeting with state legislators during the New York Library Association’s Advocacy Day in Albany, and staff’s attendance at relevant meetings and events. Southeastern works closely with the New York Library Association (NYLA) in promoting statewide legislative goals for libraries of all types.
Local Visits to State Legislators
Please consider joining Southeastern staff to visit New York State Assembly members and Senators in their district offices. Library workers and supporters are essential advocates for communicating the value of libraries.
NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day
Advocacy Day aims to show the value of libraries to legislators while in their Albany offices. Library advocates across New York State visit Albany with a unified message that “libraries are education” and present a legislative agenda and priorities to elected officials. NYLA provides many resources and tools for library advocates on their webpage. Please consider joining us for this annual advocacy event, which takes place at the end of February or early March.
Become a Library Advocate
Enroll as a Library Advocate, and you will receive e-mail alerts when your action is needed on behalf of libraries.