Monthly Archives: June 2008

BCNYS Legislative Session Recap

The Business Council of New York State released an end of legislative session summary. NYSHEI is a member of the Business Council but does not endorse or advocate the Council’s legislative agenda. Advertisements

The State of Science and Technology in New York

In a June 2008 report title the State Technology and Science Index: Enduring Lessons for the Intangible Economy, The Milken Institute stresses the importance of knowledge and information infrastructure to a state’s economic success. Not surprisingly, New York is not among the leading states. In a report that makes strong arguments for NYSHEI’s ARIA proposal […]

The Face of NYSHEI

NYSHEI Poster (PDF) NYSHEI needs your help to put a “face” on our ARIA proposal. To take our advocacy to the next level NYSHEI libraries must put a “face” on the value of academic and research libraries. Therefore we have developed an advertising campaign targeted at legislators and other policy makers. Using the testimonials of […]

Teresa Ronning Joins NYSHEI Board

Teresa Ronning, Head Librarian at Adirondack Community College, has joined the Governing Board of NYSHEI. Ms. Ronning was named to the Board by the SUNY Council of Library Directors to fill the position made vacant when NYSHEI Co-Convener Carey Hatch of SUNY Central Administration became an ex officio board member pursuant to a bylaws change […]


Empire State College is the only SUNY institution that will not feel the sting of cuts.

New York as an Open Book?

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli today launched the Open Book New York website to help citizens peek into state agency spending. This site is the latest in a series of attempts by Albany politicians to open up state government. Like the other efforts, this one seems to promise more than it delivers.

A New Way to Rank Colleges

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) is challenging the rankings of colleges and universities done by U.S. News and World Report, among others. Charging that the conventional rating systems measure inputs rather than outputs the CCAP is seeking to evaluate higher education institutions not on criteria such as admissions selectivity and student-faculty ratios, […]

Web Redesign

The NYSHEI website will be redesigned in July. Please do not hesitate to share your comments and suggestions. It has been a little more than a year since the current NYSHEI website launched. During that time, readership has quadrupled and I have evolved some ideas about what works, what does not work and why. This […]


LIBRARIAN’S SEALOG No. 3 2° 47.02′ E by 39° 56.715′ N. Course: 255° Speed: 15.3 knots UTC: 6/15/2008 at 17:34:57 Au Revoir France — Toulon was our harbor, located in the Provence-Alpes Côte-d’Azur region; a port that is the city of the French navy the largest military naval base of the Mediterranean Coast and permanent […]

The SUNYLA Raquette

The weather in Potsdam could not have been better for the 40th annual conference of the SUNY Librarians Association. United around the theme of “making a raquette [racket]” for SUNY librarians, conference attendees were treated to an interesting a diverse program and a long distance keynote address from Dr. Joe Janes – in real-time from […]