Awareness & Advocacy Advisory Committee


The Awareness & Advocacy Advisory Committee provides a forum for the discussion of advocacy, exchange of information, and advancement of advocacy efforts relevant to all types of libraries in the South Central Regional Library Council region.



  1. Monitor regional, statewide, and national legislation and advocacy issues affecting or potentially affecting the SCRLC membership.
  2. Examine social justice issues as relating to libraries.
  3. Educate and inform the SCRLC membership on issues of importance to regional libraries and their stakeholders.
  4. Develop and recommend annual advocacy activities.
  5. Measure the effectiveness of advocacy efforts and campaigns.
  6. Serve as advisors to the Board of Trustees and staff on matters of awareness, advocacy, and social justice in the South Central Regional Library Council region.

2022-2023 Activities (Draft)

  • Update the awareness & advocacy plan.
  • Collaborate with regional library systems on legislative meetings and events.
  • Participate in and share information on NYLA's Advocacy Day.
  • Review the Awareness & Advocacy LibGuide; suggest updates.
  • Offer additional advocacy training as needed.
  • Design an information campaign to bring people into libraries, including programming on misinformation/disinformation.






 Nancy Abashian Binghamton University 2017
 Steve Bachman Four County Library System 2016
 Sarah Glogowski Finger Lakes Library System 2016
 Brian Hildreth, Chair Southern Tier Library System 2014
 Nicole Waskie-Laura Broome-Tioga School Library System 2017
 Danna Harris, ex officio SCRLC
 Mary-Carol Lindbloom, ex officio SCRLC
 Jessica Philippe, ex officio SCRLC


Meeting Minutes


October 14 Minutes
September 28 Minutes


January 31 Minutes




December 10 Minutes
May 10 Minutes
February 1 Minutes
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