Monthly Archives: September 2007

Spotlight: RPI Folsom Library

The Rensselaer Research Libraries, comprised of the Folsom Library and the Architecture Library, provide the university community with information resources and services in support of both teaching and research missions. Collaboration with the Cole Library, located in Hartford, Connecticut, further enhances library support on both campuses. Rensselaer was one of the founding members of the […]

Assembly May Cut Aid to Columbia

As Columbia University prepares for the speech of Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad, NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D – Manhattan) contemplates cutting state aid to the University. The New York Sun account is here.

Portico Webcast for NYSHEI

On October 2, 2007, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Portico will present a webcast exclusively for NYSHEI members. As researchers, faculty and students become more dependent upon the convenience and enhanced accessibility of electronic scholarly journals, there has been wide-spread concern about the long-term preservation and future accessibility of this valuable educational resource. The […]

Spitzer Summit Promotes Optimism, Announces Task Force

Yesterday’s I Live New York summit, hosted by First Lady Silda Spitzer, was billed as an effort to address the “brain drain” of – primarily – educated young professionals from upstate New York. However, the theme was optimism. It was an unusual event, and not just for the dissonance between the condition of the upstate […]

Spotlight: Vaughn College

Founded in 1932, Vaughn College students pursue bachelor and associate degrees in engineering, technology, management and aviation at the main campus located near LaGuardia Airport in New York City. In addition to 42,000 shelved volumes, the library now offers 18,000 full-text periodicals and more than 35,000 e-books online. Under the leadership of Librarian Jo Ann […]

Spitzer Summit at SUNY Cortland

The agenda for First Lady Silda Spitzer’s “I Live NY” event is now available. The day looks to be very exciting – and a great opportunity to promote ARIA through networking. The summit will “take a comprehensive look at the economic, cultural, and educational forces that help to create job opportunity, promote entrepreneurship, and develop […]

NYS Commission on Public Integrity

Effective September 23, 2007 the New York Temporary State Commission on Lobbying (NYTSCOL) will cease operations after 26 years. The functions and responsibilities of the Lobby Commission, as it is known colloquially, will be performed by a new entity, the Commission on Public Integrity. This new commission is formed pursuant to the Public Employees Reform […]

Spotlight: NYU Bobst Library

New York University’s striking, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster, is the flagship of a nine-library, 5.1 million-volume system that supports the nation’s largest private university ( Bobst Library houses more than 3.9 million volumes, 41 thousand journals, and over 5 million microforms; and provides access to thousands of electronic […]


The member libraries of NYSHEI are a diverse bunch. To help us all learn more about our colleagues, and give each library a chance to talk about what makes them unique, interesting, innovative or anything else, we begin a series of Library Spotlights. Any member library can submit a short article about themselves, simply email […]

Nylink Announces New Director

W. David Penniman, Ph.D., has been named the new Executive Director of Nylink. He succeeds Mary-Alice Lynch who retired in January 2007 and Kathleen Gundrum, Director of Member Services, who has been serving as Interim Executive Director. Upon installation as Nylink Director, Dr. Penniman will also take his role as an ex officio member of […]