You will be interested to see the top priority that came out of the School Libraries group was to mandate Elementary Librarians.  See below for the link.

Library leaders came together at the 2012 New York Library Association’s annual conference to discuss the next steps for implementing New York’s statewide plan for library services, Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Services in New York State.

Over 120 library leaders attended the program Creating the Future: Implementing the 2020 Vision and Plan on Friday, November 9. After initial remarks from chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, John Hammond, and State Librarian, Bernard A. Margolis, attendees were divided into groups based on library type. Groups included Library Systems, State Library/Special Libraries, Public Libraries, Academic and Research Libraries, School Libraries, and Technology and the Information Marketplace. This format allowed attendees to discuss recommendations from Creating the Future that directly related to their area of expertise with other leaders in their field.

Each group was moderated by a member of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries. Groups determined priority recommendations for each library type, and shared their implementation strategies with the other groups. The groups then came together to discuss the recommendations relating to all types of libraries, as well as additional implementation strategies. Many attendees volunteered to take the lead and join taskforces that will support the implementation of priority recommendations. This list of priority recommendations can be found here: