Monthly Archives: July 2008

Transparency in State Government

Until now, the state government has been anything but transparent. Today, the Empire Center for New York State Policy (full disclosure – I used to work there) unveiled a new website that delivers an unprecedented level of information, and in one location. Visit SeethroughNY and browse the information. Look for new data to be added […]

On Campus: Adelphi University

On July 29, 2008 Adelphi University Library Director Charles Simpson hosted a regional NYSHEI meeting at the Swirbul library on the Garden City campus. Joining Simpson and NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer were Bob Martin of Molloy College, Ilona Middleton of Suffolk Community College, Deborah Dolan of Hofstra University, Herb Biblio of LILRC, Ann Minutella, […]

Marcoline Joins NYSHEI Board

Beverly Marcoline, Assistant Vice President for Library and Information Technology Services at Utica College, has joined the Governing Board of NYSHEI to represent the Small / Medium Category of private institutions and to fill the seat vacated by Gary Thompson. Originally from Whitesboro, NY, Beverly graduated from Utica College in 1970 with a bachelor’s of […]

Governor Receives Commission Report

Governor David Paterson issued the following release upon receipt of the final report by the Commission on Higher Education. GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO LOW-INTEREST STUDENT LOANS AND REGULATORY REFORM; RECEIVES FINAL REPORT OF COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION Embraces Other Recommendations of Higher Education Commission Commends Commission Members for Dedication to Improving Higher Education in […]

Final Commission Report

The Commission on Higher Education today quietly released it’s final report, which looks little different from the preliminary report released months earlier. Significantly, the Commission report includes all prior endorsements of increased library connectivity and state support for state-wide licenses of electronic information resources – as NYSHEI successfully argued. While the fate of the report, […]

More Law Schools?

The Albany Times-Union

Bad News in South Carolina

The below article describes the challenges faced by PASCAL. Importantly, it is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when a issue is not continually heralded to state policy makers. South Carolina Legislators Slash PASCAL Consortium Budget Academic libraries in South Carolina are scrambling as legislators have slashed state funding for PASCAL (Partnership Among […]

The Value of Academic and Research Libraries

Testimonials from campus-based researchers have been trickling in. More are needed. Please help in this effort by finding a friendly library user who is willing to avow their support for the importance of your library. This is an important project that needs your help. Review the initial draft poster and an out-of-state testimonial. Here are […]

On Campus: Jefferson Community College

Inger Curth, Library Director at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, this week hosted a North Country regional meeting of NYSHEI. Recognizing the need to project the voices of the library beyond the stacks, Ms. Curth invited a wide array of guest to the meeting. The result was an exciting example of the collaborative partnerships NYSHEI […]

Vision of Higher Ed’s Future

A meeting of the Innovation & Workforce Development Committee of the Business Council of New York State offered a glimpse into emerging developments in higher education. The exceedingly interesting meeting featured David King, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at SUNY Oswego and Diane Fodell, Program Director for Innovation and University Relations at IBM. Dr. […]