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A Vision for New York Libraries

Jul 5, 2011 12:13 PM | 0 comments

This post comes from Melissa, a librarian here at Brooklyn Public Library.

The Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, part of the New York State Library, has set up the 2020 Vision for Libraries Survey for All New Yorkers. This is for you, the public, to fill out so that the Council can continue to work towards "a progressive long-term vision and implementation plan that will ensure that New Yorkers have access to the resources they need to help them succeed, enrich their lives and become engaged citizens." [source]

Interestingly, the one required question on the survey is, "How can library services be extended to those not currently using libraries?" Speaking as a lifelong library user who was so twisted she actually became a librarian, I naturally have to shift my thinking when I consider why New Yorkers might not be taking full advantage of their libraries, public or otherwise. 

It will be illuminating to see how library-friendly non-library workers will answer this question. After all, if you're motivated enough to take this survey, you probably value libraries.

 

The survey is short—only 9 questions—and will close by August 5.

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