Monthly Archives: March 2007

Senator Smith Gives NYSHEI Thumbs Up

In a letter to NYSHEI, NYS Senate Democrat Leader Malcolm Smith said, “Through the partnerships forged under NYSHEI, New York’s libraries can best provide the means for maintaining a level of academic vitality that will make our state a sought-after place to live, learn and conduct research. By banding together resources, we can undergird New […]

On Campus: Le Moyne College

On Monday March 26, 2007, Jim Simonis, Director of the Falcone Library at Le Moyne College hosted a regional NYSHEI meeting. On hand to discuss the concerns of academic libraries were, Betsy Elkins of SUNY ESF, Beverly Marcoline of Utica College, Bill Garrison of Syracuse University, Joanne Schneider of Colgate University, Stanley Kazacska of Cazenovia […]

On Campus: Baruch College

Meeting with the Council of Chief Librarians of the City University of New York on Monday, March 12, 2007, Executive Director Jason Kramer promoted the new advocacy role of NYSHEI. Chaired by Teresa McManus of Bronx Community College, the Council welcomed NYSHEI’s efforts on behalf of all public and private academic libraries. “Standing together, we […]

At the Capitol: Senator Farley

NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer recently meet with State Senator Hugh Farley (R-Schenectady), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Libraries.  The two discussed the importance of academic libraries.

On Campus: RPI

Robert Mayo, Acting Director, and members of the Rensselaer Research Libraries staff, recently meet with NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer. The group discussed NYSHEI’s advocacy goals and efforts, the concerns of the RPI library, and opportunities to build collaborative partnerships between the university and business community.

NYSHEI Statement to Governor Spitzer

At the request of Governor Spitzer’s office NYSHEI has issued a brief statement on the future of public higher education. In the statement, NYSHEI argues that success of the developing “innovation economy” hinges on a recognition and elevation of the importance of academic and research libraries in the “information infrastructure” needed to support that economy. […]

Missed Opportunity

We cannot allow this to happen in New York. In September of 2006 a remarkably impressive commission, including educational and business leaders from across the country, reported to United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings on the future of higher education in America. In the entire 76 page document you will not find the words […]

NYSHEI at the Capitol

In meeting with key legislators, appropriate staff and – significantly – Manuel Rivera, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary for Education to Governor Eliot Spitzer, NYSHEI is moving its advocacy agenda forward. As you know, NYSHEI is taking a more activist role in promoting its concerns. I am happy to report that we are being well received at […]

Regional NYSHEI Meetings

Two NYSHEI regional meetings have been set. They are March 26 at LeMoyne College and April 2 at Sarah Lawrence College. These meetings will be a great opportunity to informally discuss the direction of our organization and for me to learn first-hand about the issues most important to you and your library. If you have […]

Annual Meeting – June 4, 2007

The fifth annual meeting of NYSHEI is approaching fast so mark your calendars. This years event will take place on June 4, 2007 at beautiful Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. Watch this space for details including speakers, accomodations and other opportunities.