Monthly Archives: January 2008

King Testifies at Assembly Hearing

Lynne King, the Director of Library Services at Schenectady County Community College, testified on behalf of NYSHEI before a hearing of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education. Convened by Assembly Member Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan), Chair of the Committee and Member of the Commission on Higher Education, the hearing took up a review of the Commissions […]

New Member: New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine has joined NYSHEI as an associate member. “NYAM is an institution of national renown. I am thrilled they have decided to join our growing NYSHEI family. Personal thanks are owed to Library Director Janice Kaplan for contributing the reputation and prestige of the Academy to NYSHEI. Like each new […]

Spotlight: Utica College

Utica College is an independent, comprehensive institution that enrolls 2,429 full- and part-time undergraduate students, and 523 full- and part-time graduate students. The College offers 32 undergraduate degrees, 13 master’s degrees and 2 doctoral degrees. Utica College is located in Utica, N.Y., 50 miles east of Syracuse and 90 miles west of Albany. The Utica […]

State of Upstate Address

In the first State of Upstate Address, Governor Spitzer again stressed his theme leveraging the strength of higher education to elevate the state economy. With specific mention of high-end research, business incubators, and community colleges, the Governor set forth a vision that includes plenty of room for the ARIA proposal.

Glick Announces Hearing on CHE Report

Assembly Member Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) has announced two Assembly hearings to examine the preliminary report of the New York State Higher Education Commission. Assembly Member Glick is both a member of the Commission and Chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education. The hearing are scheduled for January 24, 2008 in Albany, and February 8, […]

Spitzer Seeks Academic-Industry Linkage

The Associated Press reports that Governor Spitzer will propose millions of dollars to cultivate “linkages” between university researchers and high-tech companies. More details will emerge as we near the January 22 unveiling of the Executive State Budget Proposal.

The Internet and Library Use

A new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project challenges the assumption that libraries are losing relevance in the internet age. The survey focuses on public libraries, but the results are interesting nonetheless.

On Campus: Columbia University

On January 3, 2008, NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer visited Columbia University to meet with James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, and Patricia Renfro, Deputy University Librarian, Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services and former member of the NYSHEI Governing Board. The three discussed the NYSHEI advocacy successes […]

2008 State of the State

Governor Spitzer’s 2008 State of the State address acutely focused on two main themes: creating jobs and investing in higher education. “Without world class education, we cannot have a world class economy. Last year we focused on pre-school to grade twelve. This year, we must also look beyond high school to our colleges and universities,” […]

Science Rejoins JSTOR

The influential journal Science has reversed course and rejoined JSTOR, a nonprofit online archive of scholarly publications. NYSHEI joined a broad effort of academic librarians in advocating for this move, and therefore applauds the decision. Read about the decision in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the NYSHEI statement on the matter.