Friday, September 21, 2007


At their September 10-11 meeting in Albany, the New York State Board of Regents named four members to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (RAC). The one reappointed and three new members include the following individuals:

Timothy Johnson, Librarian for Africana Studies, Anthropology & Food Science, New York University Libraries Term of Office: October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2012 (reappointed to a full term after serving an unfulfilled term)

Gerald Nichols, Director, Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management, Long Island University Term of Office: October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2012

Jill Hurst-Wahl, Hurst Associates, Ltd., Syracuse Term of Office: October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2012

Sara Kelly Johns, Library Media Specialist, Lake Placid Middle/Senior High School Term of Office: October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2010 (filling an unfulfilled term)

The Regents, the State Education Department, and the library community in New York State thank the two outgoing RAC members who have served full five-year terms and are not eligible for reappointment:

Mr. Irving Toliver, Director, Human Services Department, Town of Huntington

Dr. Karen Patricia Smith, Professor, Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

The Regents Advisory Council on Libraries is the oldest continuing Regents advisory council. Its 12 members advise the Board on issues concerning library policy, collaborate with the officers of the State Education Department in developing a comprehensive statewide library and information policy, and make recommendations to the Regents for implementing library programs and initiatives. The Council is broadly representative of libraries and statewide constituencies served by the New York State Library.

For more information on RAC and a listing of all the current members, go here.

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