reference assistance and coordinated adult programming, including concerts,
lectures, workshops and discussion series at the libraries. A monthly
newsletter to the members offers information of interest on local, state
and national issues.
Click on Albany County Legislators
for a full listing of current officials. To get to individual towns
and villages within Albany County, click on Albany County Community
Links, then on Municipality Links. The County budget is under the link
to the County Executive.
Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy
The OITP promotes the development
and utilization of electronic access to information as a means to ensure
the public's right to a free and open information society. There are
four basic roles that OITP plays: research and analysis, education,
government representation, and strategic outlook activities. Visit their
web site for information on copyright, technology, the digital divide
and Internet governance.
This is a national advocacy organization
for those who use public libraries. It provides advocacy training through
a national initiative called Communities and Libraries: An Advocacy
York Library Association Legislative Committee
The NYLA site is a quick way to access
addresses for New York State Assembly and Senate, and to search Assembly
and Senate bills by number or keyword.
York State Assembly
Go to this site to find out about
your representative in the Assembly, monitor the progress of a specific
bill, learn who serves on committees, commissions and task forces, and
get the latest news and legislative reports.
York State Senate
Your state senators, the Senate schedule,
bills and laws, press releases, student programs, and Senate reports
are all available on this web site.
Click on Departments for access to the Board of Elections,
the budget, County Clerk, Economic Development and the County Legislature.
Important county history, maps, census and zoning information can be
found at http://www.rensco.com/information/information.htm.