To improve library service in New York State (NYS) by advancing state support of library systems through increases to NYS Library Aid to Systems funding as well as advocating for legislative initiatives identified to benefit the New York library system community.

The statewide alliance includes 23 public library systems, 40 school library systems, and 9 regional systems (the 3Rs Councils). Additionally, the systems are aligned by type under their respective organizations: public library systems under Public Library System Directors Organization (PULISDO), school library systems under School Library Systems Association (SLSA), and councils under Empire State Library Network (ESLN).