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Continuing Education and Events: 02/10 - Getting Ready for Library Advocacy Day

This guide contains current and upcoming events of interest to librarians, archivist, library staff, and others in Capital District Region.

Getting Ready for Library Advocacy Day

Co-sponsored by the Capital District Library Council (CDLC) and the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS)

Friday, February 10th, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany
Presented by

Jeremy Johannesen and Mike Neppl of NYLA

A conversation on unifying the advocacy activities of the NYS library community, in order to maximize the impact on the legislative process. Every library, every librarian, and every patron has a role to play in speaking up for libraries. The presentation will include a discussion of NYLA’s Legislative Agenda, the state budget process, the current political landscape, and strategizing for the future.

Presenter Bios:

JJohannesenJeremy Johannesen, NYLA Executive Director
Having served a Deputy Director of NYLA from 2005 – ‘08, Johannesen left to lead the NYS Alliance for Arts Education. Jeremy returned to NYLA in 2012, assuming the role of Executive Director. Johannesen holds his BS in Arts Education from the College of Saint Rose, and is an active leader in his son’s Cub Scout Pack 232.

Mike NepplMike Neppl, NYLA Director of Government Relations and Advocacy
A graduate of Albany Law School, Michael Neppl joined NYLA in August 2013, coming from the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he has served as Director of Public Information and Correspondence for two years. Prior to that, Mr. Neppl served as Counsel to Senator Eric Schneiderman, and was named to the 2011 “Rising Stars: 40 under 40” list The Capitol.


This event is free but registration is required by Wednesday, February 8th.

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at

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