Category Archives: NYLA

Community Change Agents Information Sessions

By   04/14/2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join the NYLA Sustainability Initiative’s Community Change Agents for a live webinar to hear in detail about how you can apply to attend our year-long training program designed to strengthen the library’s place in the community –  Learn more about the topics of the four training sessions, application requirements and how to become an active participant devoted to positive change in the three areas of sustainability. Register online.

Watch the Community Change Agent Program Overview


NYLA 2016 Legislative Session Recap

By   07/02/2016

The 2016 Legislative Session finally wrapped up in the early hours of June 17th. Each Legislative Session and annual state budget process presents its own unique political, policy, and economic challenges, but this year was particularly difficult to navigate. Together with library advocates from across New York State, NYLA met these challenges head-on, and secured a third consecutive year of impressive, hard-won victories.

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Simply Strategic Webinar

By   04/11/2016

Simply Strategic Webinar

Wednesday, May 4
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This Webinar Will Be Hosted at SALS: 22 Whitney Place, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Ron Kirsop, from the Pioneer Library system, will talk about a simple strategic planning process that any library can implement to build a meaningful strategic plan. The key elements of the process include aspiration-oriented focus groups, a simple community survey, and discussions with internal members of the library. This presentation will explain the evolution of the model, the elements applied during the planning stages, the responsibilities of all parties involved, and how this model promotes future planning.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Steps involved with a simplified strategic planning process,
  2. How to use data to set priorities for your library,
  3. Questions to ask your community through surveys, focus groups, and interviews