Goals of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries

Goal 1

Monitor and Advise. The Regents Advisory Council will monitor and advise on State Education Department and Office of Cultural Education policies, staffing, long-range plans, legislative proposals, regulations affecting libraries, and library implications of other Education Department and Regents Programs. The Regents Advisory Council will also monitor and advise on Federal policy and long-range plans regarding libraries.

Goal 2

Strengthen. The Regents Advisory Council will work to strengthen the programs and services of the New York State Research Library, the Division of Library Development, and other programs and services of the State Education Department that affect libraries.

Goal 3

Communicate. The Regents Advisory Council will ensure that effective communication takes place with the Regents and the Commissioner of Education regarding library matters. The Regents Advisory Council will also ensure that effective communication takes place between the Regents and the library community. The Regents Advisory Council will seek to build an effective consensus on all policies and programs affecting all types of libraries.
  The Regents Advisory Council will act as an advocate for libraries, library staff, and library trustees.
Adopted January 25, 2008
Last Updated: August 26, 2009 -- asm