LaValle Joins ARIA Effort


State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Suffolk), Chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education and member of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education, has become a sponsor of ARIA.

ARIA, the Academic Research and Information Access act, now counts among its committed supports the chairs – in each house – of the Higher Education and Economic Development committees.

“Senator LaValle is a noted and forthright leader in the higher education community. His support is critical to NYSHEI’s effort and appreciated by all of our member institutions,” said NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer.

Following a coordinating lobbying effort that involved librarians from across the state, Senator LaValle came to understand how valuable his support for ARIA is to academic libraries and the missions and institutions they represent.

“Great thanks are owed to the individuals and institutions that took the time to reach out to Senator LaValle. His support was secured by the actions of NYSHEI members, and to them should go all the credit,” Kramer said.


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