ERIC Number: ED243487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Idea Exchange: Suggestions to Help Librarians Celebrate the Bicentennial of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.
New York State Library, Albany.
Suggestions are presented to help public, school, academic, and special libraries celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of New York's educational system, known as the University of the State of New York, and its Board of Regents. The University of the State of New York was founded in 1784 by the state legislature; it embraces all education in New York state from kindergarten through graduate and professional school and includes libraries, museums, and other institutions involved in education in its broadest sense. Samples of a commemorative proclamation, a press release, and various media promotion spots are provided. Also presented are ideas for organizing library open house activities; planning a program entitled "The Region Meets the Regent" to commemorate the official launching of the library celebration in April 1984; organizing a local tour of library surroundings; preparing historical exhibitions; presenting a skit about the Regents and Regents Competency Tests; preparing a commemorative calendar and a bicentennial mobile; developing displays and exhibits inside and outside the library; and sponsoring a trivia contest on the history of education and libraries in New York State. A sample commemorative bookmark and a form for reporting library activities to the New York Library Association (NYLA) Regents Bicentennial Committee are provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Library, Albany.
Identifiers: Commemorative Events; New York