Meeting of the Board of Regents | May 2008
THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Recommendations of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries
April 28, 2008
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Issue for Discussion
How can the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (RAC) and the Regents collaborate effectively to sustain library funding increases achieved in recent years and position library initiatives for success in the future?
RAC members will present the Council's policy recommendations for 2008. After the presentation, the Cultural Education Committee will have the opportunity to question Council members and discuss their recommendations in detail.
The Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, the oldest continuing Regents advisory council, advises the Board on issues concerning library policy, works with the officers of the State Education Department in developing a comprehensive statewide library and information policy, and makes recommendations to the Regents for implementing library programs and initiatives.
Each year, RAC members report directly to the Regents on their activities, concerns, and recommendations. Members include community leaders and library leaders who study and review the library services provided in New York State, discuss options with elected officials, and engage the Regents in establishing priorities. A list of the Council members is attached.
Staff recommend that the Regents accept the recommendations of the Regents Advisory Council and work with its members to implement its recommendations as circumstances permit.
Timetable for Implementation
Implementation should begin immediately as a basis for the 2009–10 budget and legislative priorities.
MEMBERS OF THE REGENTS ADVISORY COUNCIL ON LIBRARIES
Member (term expires
Ms. Ellen Bach (2009)
Whiteman, Osterman, & Hanna, LLP
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12260
(518) 487-7736 Fax: (518) 487-7777
Ms. Mary Lou Caskey
Director, Mid-York Library System
1600 Lincoln Avenue
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 735-8328 Fax: (315) 735-0943
Mr. David S. Ferriero (2009)
Andrew W. Mellon Director and Chief Executive of the Research Libraries
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 213
New York, NY 10018
(212) 930-0674 Fax: (212) 869-3567
Ms. Barbara R. Hamlin (2011)
107 Howell St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Ms. Jill Hurst-Wahl (2012)
P.O. Box 2964
Syracuse, NY 13220
(315) 243-4403 Fax: (309) 218-7312
Mr. Norman J. Jacknis ** (2009)
Chief Information Officer
Department of Information Technology
148 Martine Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 995-2976 Fax: (914) 995-2999
Ms. Sara Kelly Johns (2010)
Library Media Specialist
Lake Placid Middle/Sr. High School
250 Main St.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-2474, Ext. 4132 Fax: (518) 523-4861
Mr. Timothy V. Johnson (2012)
Librarian for Africana Studies, Anthropology & Food Science
New York University Libraries
70 Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10012-1091
Ms. Lucretia McClure* (2011)
Special Assistant to the Director
Countway Library of Medicine -Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 432-2635 Fax: (617) 432-0693
Mr. Gerald Nichols (2012)
Director, Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization
Long Island University; C.W. Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
(516) 299-2867 Fax: (516) 299-4168
Mr. Samuel L. Simon (2010)
Trustee, Ramapo Catskill Library System
2 Salisbury Point 6C
South Nyack, NY 10960
Ms. Carol Tauriello (2008)
Director, Erie 1 BOCES School Library System
355 Harlem Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 821-7070 Fax: (716) 821-7292
Janet M. Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org) State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries (518) 474-5930
Loretta Ebert (email@example.com) Director, New York State Library (518) 473-1189
Carol Desch (firstname.lastname@example.org) Coordinator, Statewide Library Services (518) 486-4862
John Brock (email@example.com) Associate in School Library Services (518) 474-5922
Joanne Shawhan (firstname.lastname@example.org)Associate in School Library Services (518) 474-5922