The New York State Regents Advisory Council for Libraries (RAC) has released the second draft of Creating the Future, a 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Services in New York State: Preliminary Recommendations of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries to the New York State Board of Regents. The deadline for submitting written comments about the second draft is February 15, 2012. Comments will inform the development of the final plan which the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries will present to the New York State Board of Regents in April 2012.
This second draft document reflects hundreds of comments submitted through November 2011. In addition to the very helpful input from statewide education and library groups, libraries, library systems and the general public, the second draft also includes suggestions made to Regent Roger Tilles and Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian Jeffrey W. Cannell during an open meeting held on November 4 in Saratoga Springs.