Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Proposed changes to regs re Reference & Research Library Resources Systems

**** Public Comments on Commissioners Regulation 90.5 Reference and Research Library Resources Systems due September 20, 2010 ****

The New York State Board of Regents is proposing an amendment to Section 90.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education related to reference and research library resources systems.

The Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the State Register on August 4, 2010 at for a 45-day public comment period through September 20, 2010. Please send any comments on the proposed regulations to Bernard A. Margolis, State Librarian, State Education Department, Office of Cultural Education, Room 10C34, Albany, NY 12230, or via e-mail to

Proposed changes updating the regulations to provide clarifying and current terminology to accurately reflect the duties of representatives of the Reference and Research Library Resources Systems and to make them consistent with Education Law include the following:

* Certain terminology relating to the functions of reference and research library research systems is amended to accurately reflect current operations of the library systems and to omit references to obsolete practices and terms.

* Certain terminology relating to the plan of service of each reference and research library resources system has been amended to make it consistent with descriptions in other library system regulations.

The proposed amendment will be presented to the Board of Regents for discussion at their September 2010 Regents meeting and presented for permanent adoption in October 2010. If adopted at the October meeting, the proposed amendment will become effective on November 10, 2010.

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