In September, the New York State Board of Regents named four members to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, including Timothy Johnson, Librarian for Africana Studies, Anthropology & Food Studies at New York University’s Bobst Library. Mr. Johnson is a consultant at METRO and was formerly METRO’s Assistant Director.
The Regents Advisory Council on Libraries is the oldest continuing Regents advisory council. The twelve-member council advises the Board of Regents on library policy issues, collaborates with the officers of the State Education Department in developing a comprehensive statewide library and information policy, and makes recommendations on the implementation of library programs and initiatives. The Council is broadly representative of libraries and statewide constituencies served by the New York State Library.
Mr. Johnson’s five-year term of office on the Regents Advisory Council (RAC) continues until September 2012. METRO extends warm congratulations to Timothy Johnson on this prestigious appointment.