Volunteer Your Time!

NYLA is a professional membership association that relies on its members to serve in a variety of volunteer roles that assist in carrying out the mission of the association. To volunteer your time and expertise, please fill out the form below and fax or email it to our Director of Membership Services at 518-427-1697 or [email protected] and it will be forwarded to the appropriate person for follow-up.

Click here to submit a Volunteer Form!

Click here to download a Fillable PDF version of the Volunteer Form. Completed forms can be emailed to the office at [email protected]

Join one of our Committees!

NYLA has a variety of committees that meet regularly in person or by phone that are focused on specific issues that either impact the library community or carry out the mission of the association. The committees utilize your expertise and enthusiasm for a particular issue or task to help shape the future of librarianship and the association.

Click here to find out more about our Committees!

Add a unit to your membership and get involved in a specific interest!

NYLA has seven sections and twelve roundtables that represent the diversity of the library community based on type of library, career track and special interests. Each of our sections and roundtables has officers, committees and other opportunities for getting involved.

Find out more about our Sections
Find out more about our Roundtables

Make a Donation

NYLA established several funds that would allow donors to contribute to specific initiatives and programs that support the mission of the association and impact the library community. Listed below are a description of the funds and a link to how you can donate.


This new general NYLA fund will replace the Advocacy, Scholarship and Fund for the Future donations that previously existed. Now funds in this donation category will be used to help underwrite the costs of NYLA's advocacy efforts, help provide NYLA with long-term financial stability and help provide scholarships to students.

Intellectual Freedom Fund

The purpose of this fund is to advance the cause of intellectual freedom and help NYLA members in their efforts to defend the rights of intellectual freedom.

Disaster Relief Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide funding to libraries in New York damaged or destroyed by natural or manmade disasters like flooding, hurricanes, fire, etc.

Legal Defense Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to libraries on legal matters that have statewide implications for the library community.

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