THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

FROM:

Carole F. Huxley

COMMITTEE:

Cultural Education

TITLE OF ITEM:

Appointments to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries

DATE OF SUBMISSION:

July 30, 2004

PROPOSED HANDLING:

Approval

RATIONALE FOR ITEM:

Terms for certain members of the Regents Advisory Council end this year. Appointments for replacement members are necessary,

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 3

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

SUMMARY: 

 

The members of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries are appointed by the Regents.  The Council is broadly representative of libraries and statewide constituencies served by the New York State Library.  The Council advises officers of the State Education Department in the development of comprehensive statewide library and information programs and makes recommendations to the Regents concerning policy for the implementation of the program.  It assists in the evaluation of programs and advises on matters on which the Department may seek counsel.  The Council assists in interpreting library needs to the Department and in interpreting Department programs and services to their organizations and constituencies.  Recommendations for appointment to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries take into account the diversity of the population of New York State, geographic distribution and ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the Council.  I recommend that the Regents take the following action:

 

VOTED:  That Ginnie Cooper, Ellen Bach and Norman Jacknis be appointed to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries beginning October 1, 2004 and ending September 30, 2009.  That Timothy Johnson be appointed to fill an unfulfilled term beginning October 1, 2004 and ending September 30, 2007. 

 

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Recommended Appointee:  Ginnie Cooper

 

1.       Term of office:         October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2009

 

2.       a.  Address:            135 Eastern Parkway, Apt. 2J

                                        Brooklyn, NY  11238

 

b.     Place of Employment or Business:

Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn, NY  11238

 

3.       a.  Education at College Level:

       University of Minnesota, School of Library Science

       South Dakota State University

 

b.     Experience Related to Appointment:

       Director, Brooklyn Public Library

       Director, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

       Director, Alameda County Library, Fremont, CA

 

c.      Professional Activities Related to Appointment:

       Past President, Public Library Association

       Gates Library Foundation Advisory Committee

 

 

Recommended Appointee:  Ellen Bach

 

1.       Term of Office:        October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2009

 

2.       a.  Address:  32 Hawthorne Avenue

                              Albany, NY  12203  

 

b.     Place of Employment or Business:

Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP

Albany, NY  12260

 

3.       a.  Education at College Level:

       Northeastern University School of Law

       Harvard University

 

b.     Experience Related to Appointment:

       Represent public libraries and library systems on full range of legal issues, including creation of new library districts and development of new funding mechanisms for libraries.

 

c.     Professional Activities Related to Appointment:

       Trustee, Albany Public Library

       New York Library Association Legislative Committee Taskforce on Public Library Districts

 

Recommended Appointee:  Norman Jacknis

 

1.       Term of Office:        October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2009

 

2.       a.  Address:            39 Mountainside Trail

                                        Cortlandt Manor, NY  10567

 

b.     Place of Employment or Business:

Department of Information Technology

148 Martine Ave.

White Plains, NY  10601

 

3.       a.  Education at College Level:

       Princeton University

 

b.   Experience Related to Appointment:

       Chief Information Officer, Westchester County

       Executive positions in the computer software industry

 

c.     Professional Activities Related to Appointment:

       President, New York State Association of Library Boards

       Immediate Past President, Westchester Library System

 

 

Recommended Appointee:  Timothy Johnson

 

1.       Term of Office:        October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2007

 

2.       a.  Address:            2569 7th Avenue, #21E

                                        New York, NY  10039

 

b.     Place of Employment or Business:

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

New York, NY  10003

 

3.       a.  Education at College Level:

       Rutgers University

       City College of New York

 

b.   Experience Related to Appointment:

       Chief Librarian, Touro College

       Librarian, Hudson County Community College, New Jersey

       African American Studies Reference Librarian, Northwestern University Library

 

c.     Professional Activities Related to Appointment:

       Adjunct Professor, Touro College

       Association of College and Research Libraries