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Our philosophy
NYCSLA believes that making your library visible in your community and supporting your school’s goals and initiatives are the keys to continued funding of school libraries.

Current initiative
NYCSLA is bringing attention to the great work that school librarians are doing for their communities by highlighting a librarian each month.  NYCSLA has also created various advocacy videos showcasing school librarians and their many accomplishments.

Contact the Commissioner of Education!
DR. JOHN B. KING, JR. Commissioner of Education, will be a featured speaker at this year’s NYLA Conference in Saratoga Springs. During this program, the Commissioner will discuss his vision for Library Services in New York State and the critical role of libraries in advancing New York’s education reform agenda.

The Commissioner’s Program will take place on Thursday, November 3rd from 9:15AM to 10:30AM. Can’t make it to the program, but still have a question for the Commissioner? Send in your question to Ashleigh Whitfield at and the Commissioner could answer it during the program’s Q+A! Answers to selected questions will be made available after the conference. Please send in your questions by Wednesday, October 5th.

KEY NYS LIBRARY POLICYMAKERS to contact with concerns:

John P. Brock, Associate in School Library Services

Jeremy Johannesen, Director, New York Library Association

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