Monthly Archives: October 2007

Spitzer & Commission Eye Billions

A story in the Tuesday New York Sun discusses the first potential policy recommendation to publicly leak from Governor Spitzer’s Commission on Higher Education. The article claims that billions of dollars could be spend on SUNY and other higher education institutions to collaborate with local high schools to better prepare youth for college.

CHE @ Buffalo Testimony

You can now access all testimony delivered to the Commission on Higher Education at the October 11, 2007 hearing in Buffalo.

IDS Conference Recap

The 5th Annual IDS Conference was held at SUNY Geneseo on August 7-8, 2007. There were over 80 participants, representing 28 New York State academic libraries, including the CUNY Graduate Library and two private academic libraries. The IDS Project is a cooperative resource sharing system designed to implement and evaluate a set of common transaction […]

Rawlings on Academic Libraries

Hunter Rawlings, President Emeritus of Cornell University and Chair of Governor Spitzer’s Commission on Higher Education, was the keynote speaker at the 151st Membership Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). After reading his speech.pdf one would go too far to claim that Rawlings made the case for NYSHEI’s ARIA proposal. However, he certainly […]

NJKI Wins National Award

Our friends in New Jersey have won a national award for their statewide Knowledge Initiative. NYSHEI congratulations NJKI on this recognition of a program that has been an inspiration and a model for NYSHEI and our ARIA proposal. The full release is below. TRENTON, N.J. – A project developed by the New Jersey State Library […]

SUNY Fredonia “Big Read” Ad

SUNY Fredonia has posted their television commercial for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus “Big Read” on YouTube. Be sure to check it out. Thanks to SUNY Fredonia Library Director Randy Gadikian for sharing.

Working Moms Love Cornell

NYSHEI member Cornell University was listed by Working Mothers magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies in America for supporting families through their family-friendly policies. Congratulations to Cornell and the working mothers – and fathers – employed there.

NYSHEI Testifies at Commission Hearing

Today, Thursday, October 11, 2007, the New York State Commission on Higher Education held its first public hearing at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. Representing NYSHEI, Executive Director Jason Kramer delivered oral and written testimony to the assembled commissioners. Forwarding the ARIA proposal, Mr. Kramer argued the importance of academic libraries. Testifying at the […]

Public Integrity Launched

The Public Integrity Commission opened for business on Thursday, October 11, 2007. According to this account by the Albany Times Union questions about the efficacy of the Commission were fast to follow. The Public Integrity Commission is the merged offspring of the New York Temporary State Commission on Lobbying and the State Ethics Commission. Albany […]

Commission Hearing

The Commission on Higher Education will hold its first public hearing later this week. NYSHEI will submit written and deliver oral testimony. We will forward the importance of a statewide information infrastructure to the economy, the position of ARIA. For more information visit the Commission website The event will be held at the Albright Knox […]