The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) works on behalf of more than 80 member institutions (see WNYLRC’s Member Directory) comprised of public, school, academic, hospital and special libraries in the six counties of Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans & Genesee).
Over 1250 librarians and library staff are eligible to participate on committees and attend training and professional development activities sponsored by the Council and its partners.
In addition, WNYLRC pursues grant funding for special projects that benefit all members. As an example, the Virtual Reference Project (AskUs 24/7) and WNYLegacy, the regional digitization program, have benefited from grant funding.
WNYLRC keeps abreast of future trends and technological advances and introduces initiatives by forming pilot programs such as the WNYLRC-UB-Illiad interlibrary loan pilot. These shorter-term projects enable members to form partnerships to partake of endeavors that might not be feasible for them to try alone.
WNYLRC is an advocate for libraries of all types through active participation in lobby day and by meeting with local, state and federal legislators.
Bylaws of the Members