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For the latest verified and comparative data on public libraries and the state library agency, please consult the Institute for Museum and Library Services website for data products and publications at: http://www.imls.gov/research/

CHIEF OFFICER

Name: Bernard Margolisbernard.margolis@nysed.gov
Title: State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries
Organization: State of New York
Address: New York State Library
Cultural Education Center
10C34
City: Albany
State: NY
Zip Code: 12230
Phone: (518) 474-5930
Fax: (518) 486-6880
Appointment Date: 01/08/2009
Committee Assignments: n/a

STATE LINKS

Library Agency Homepage: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov
Virtual Library: http://www.novelnewyork.org
State Home Page: http://www.ny.gov
Governor: Andrew M. Cuomo
Library Association: http://www.nyla.org
Friends of the Library Association: < http://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Acti...
Trustee Association: http://www.librarytrustees.org
Other State Library Links:
      Conservation / Preservation Program:      http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/cp/
      NYLINE statewide listserv information:      http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nyline.htm
      Library System Links:      http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/libs/index.html
      New York State Library Friends Group:      http://nyslfriends.org/
      Ready to Read at New York Libraries -- Statewide Early Literacy Program:      http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/earlylit/
      Statewide Summer Reading Program:      http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/
     

STATEWIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/public-libraries-survey

Year the data below was released: 2012
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
      http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/libs/index.html#p...
Population: 19,378,102 (2010 census)
Number of Public Libraries: 755
Total Circulation: 158,648,955
Circulation Per Capita: 8.19
Total Library Operating Income: $1.2 billion
Total Expenditures: $1.16 billion
Expenditures per capita:$59.73
State Support:$69,395,152
Total Construction Funding:$14 million
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 7.61 million

STATE LIBRARY AGENCY

Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/state-library-administrative-agency-survey

Year the data below was released: 2011
Governance Structure: Executive Branch - part of Department of Education - Office of Cultural Education. Department of Education governed by Board of Regents elected by the Legislature.
Library Legislation:
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/fundlaw2.htm
Library Standards:
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/helpful.htm
Allied and Other Special Operations:
NA
Number of Service Outlets: 2
Collections: Book and serial volumes – 2.74 million, Current serial subscriptions – 13,348, Audio materials - 163, Video materials– 553
Staff: 137.3
Income: $122.2 million (includes local assistance)
Expenditures: $150.6 million (includes local assistance)
Employment Opportunities: http://www.librarycareersny.org/jobs/job-listings....

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter: http://www.nyslfriends.org/newsletter.htm
LSTA Five Year Plan: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/lsta/index.html
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

Various newsletters from units of State Library: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/press.htm#newsletters
Regents Commission on Library Services Report 2000 - Meeting the Needs of All New Yorkers: Library Service in the New Century:
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/rcols
Statement on Governance Role of a Trustee or Board Member: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/about/statement_governance.html
Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/pltrust/handbook/index.html
New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVEL), Libraries Expanding Information Access for New Yorkers in the New Century: http://novelnewyork.org/finalpln.php
New York State Summer Reading School Library Partner Manual: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/slmanual.pdf
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