Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service in New York State

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The Plan: Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service in New York State; Recommendations of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries to the New York State Board of Regents | Appendices


(NOTE: .PDF documents are available of the Recommendations by Theme [pdf icon 402k] and Sixty Recommendations [pdf icon 366k]; See also Priority Recommendations; Results of the 2012 NYLA Conference; The Future of Libraries -- Selected List of Resources)

Implementation

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Past Events

    • Friday, September 27, 2013, 2:15-3:30 p.m., at the NYLA Conference in Niagara Falls:

      Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision Update. Sponsor: NYSED-NYSL Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, L.T.A. of N.Y.S., An update on Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service in New York State.

      More than 100 people attended the update on Creating the Future implementation during the 2013 NYLA Annual Conference in Niagara Falls.   Attendees heard from John Hammond, Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (RAC) Chairperson and Jeffrey W. Cannell, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education.  John Hammond summarized the outcomes of the June 2013 RAC report to the Board of Regents Cultural Education Committee.  In addition RAC members, John Monahan, Mary Muller, and Bridget Quinn-Carey, who chair Creating the Future Implementation Working Groups, reported on progress to date. Sheryl Knab, Director, Western New York Library Resources Council updated attendees on the implementation status of the I2NY report recommendations, which are closely aligned with Creating the Future. Topics included school libraries, public library districts, services to youth and young adults, and academic libraries.  Deputy Commissioner Cannell wrapped up the event by discussing immediate next steps in making the recommendations in Creating the Future a reality.

      Images from the NYLA Session

      Fellows, Knab, Hammond at NYLA session; click on image to see a larger version
      Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System; Sheryl Knab, Western New York Library Resources Council; John Hammond, RAC Chairperson

      OCE Deputy Commissioner Cannell at NYLA session; click on image to see a larger version
      OCE Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey W. Cannell addresses the session
      John Monahan, RAC member, at NYLA session; click on image to see a larger version
      John Monahan, RAC member
      audience at NYLA session; click on image to see a larger version
      audience at NYLA session

      In addition to copies of Creating the Future, program handouts included (in .PDF only, except as noted):
    • Report of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries to the Board of Regents, June 18, 2013.
    • May 4, 2013, 1:45 p.m., at the Library Trustees Association of New York State Trustee Instituteexternal link; opens in a new window in Buffalo: Creating the Future @ Your State Library. Speaker: Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian. The New York State Library plays a critical leadership role in creating a vibrant future for New York's 7,000 libraries. Our own State Librarian Bernard A. Margolis will provide an overview of the New York State Library and its statewide programs and services, as well as discussing future plans for the improvement of libraries and library services that every library trustee should be aware of.
    • RAC NYLA Conference Program: November 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Saratoga Springs, sponsored by NYSL, NYLA and LTA of NYS. A roundtable discussion / working session on Implementation.

      The Regents Advisory Council on Libraries presented a program during the 2012 NYLA Conference centered around Creating the Future implementation. Over 120 members of the library community attended this program. Attendees were separated into groups to discuss the plan's 60 recommendations by library type. Groups determined the following key recommendations, which will be given priority in implementation.


    • Mid-Hudson Library System 53rd Annual Meeting, October 19, 2012. The Annual Meeting hosted a panel discussion on the implementation of Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Services. An open discussion followed, providing attendees the opportunity to ask the panel questions regarding implementation. More about the meetingexternal link; opens in a new window
    • I2NY Summit: Monday, September 24 & Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs. Sponsored by the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. This was an interactive two-day learning and discussion event on meeting the needs and expectations of our constituencies through collaborations.
      More about the summitexternal link; opens in a new window | Downloadexternal link; opens in a new window the Report on the I2NY Summit | learn more about I2NYexternal link; opens in a new window
    • New York Alliance of Library Systems Retreatexternal link; opens in a new window: focusing on the Plan’s recommendations concerning library systems, East Greenbush, August 17.

Latest News

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Last Updated: October 17, 2013 -- asm