Monthly Archives: August 2007

Tensions Mount in Albany

In a move that may serve as an dark portent of the coming state budget process, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno offered a stern criticism to his former budget director Abe Lackman. Abe Lackman is the President of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. He is also a strong ally of NYSHEI, and was […]

Kramer Joins NOVELny Steering Committee

Jason Kramer, NYSHEI Executive Director, has been named a member of the NOVELny Steering Committee by State Librarian Janet Welch. Beginning a three year term, Mr. Kramer will join the other committee members in defining and coordinating policy, planning and responsibility for the various initiatives of the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library pilot project. […]

John Reid Profiled

The Albany Times Union offers a brief profile of John Reid. Mr. Reid is the current Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education, and Manny Rivera’s deputy as Assistant Secretary for Education on the Governor’s staff. John has also been very supportive of NYSHEI. Not only was he a scheduled panelist at the […]

Marketing @ Your Library

Marketing @ Your Library Workshop Now Accepting Registration Deadline October 11, 2007 The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and University at Albany, State University of New York are accepting participant registration, for the Marketing @ Your Library Workshop with an application deadline of October 11, 2007. The workshop is an intensive one-day program […]

ARIA Proposal

ARIA is the centerpiece of NYSHEI advocacy efforts. Read the policy proposal that is being considered by Governor Spitzer’s Commission on Higher Education. Please send your feedback to

On Campus: Buffalo State

Maryruth Glogowski hosted a NYSHEI regional meeting in her Buffalo State College office on August 8, 2007. Attended by Randy Gadikian of SUNY Fredonia, Sheryl Knab of the Western New York LRC, Frank Wojcik of SUNY Brockport, Andy Yeager of Medaille College, and Jason Kramer of NYSHEI, the regional meeting provided a forum for members […]

White Paper on Economic Role of Academic Libraries

NYSHEI advocacy efforts were rewarded by the Commission on Higher Education when we became the first group invited to deliver a white paper. Though we were given a very short time frame to complete this work, we are gratified that the Commission’s Committee on Economic and Workforce Development has taken up a thorough analysis of […]

Board Retreat 2007

The NYSHEI Governing Board held its 2007 retreat in Schoharie, New York. This bucolic setting gave us a chance to discuss the statewide environment in which NYSHEI operates and our priorities for the next year. Here is a short overview of the retreat. 1. We held a workshop on membership development to determine how we […]

Manny Rivera Profiled

The Albany Times Union provides a short profile of the top education policy adviser to Governor Spitzer, and a good friend to NYSHEI.

Bill Garrison Joins NYSHEI Board

William Garrison, Syracuse University Deputy University Librarian and Associate Dean of Libraries has joined the NYSHEI Governing Board as the representative of very large private libraries. Garrison arrived at SU in December 2002 as associate university librarian for information management services. Before coming to SU, Garrison held information management positions at several leading university libraries, […]