Regents Advisory Council Asks New Yorkers What the Future of Libraries Looks Like to Them

Share your 2020 vision for libraries with the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries; click on the image to take a short survey!
After an initial phase of input from professionals in the library community, the New York State Regents Advisory Council for Libraries (RAC) is asking citizens what kind of services they anticipate needing from libraries in the next ten years. Libraries and library systems are being asked to help solicit this input from their communities of uses using an online widget on their website or by directing people to the survey through other communication outlets.  
Jeffrey W. Cannell, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education, New York State Education Department, encourages libraries and library systems of all types to actively engage their respective communities in this second and critical phase of information gathering about future library service needs for all New Yorkers. “I am asking that all types of libraries and library systems reach out into their communities and actively engage New Yorkers from all walks of life in this unique opportunity to discuss improving library services as we move toward 2020,” said Cannell. “It’s important that library users and non-users alike identify what services they will want from their neighborhood, school, college or special library in the future.”
For more information about the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries and to see a timetable for the development of the new statewide plan, please visit the State Library’s website at:
Any questions about the RAC 2020 Vision Process and this second call for input may be sent to John Hammond, Chair, RAC 2020 Vision Planning Taskforce at or to Bridget Quinn-Carey, Chair, Regents Advisory Council on Libraries at
Jason Kucsma
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