Monthly Archives: September 2008

Rawlings on CHE Recommendations

Hunter Rawlings, former Chair of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education, recently wrote about the status of his commission’s recommendations, which were delivered to the Governor in June of 2008. Time to make New York great at university level New York State has, yet again, lost an opportunity to start building world-class public universities. The […]

Eng Joins NYSHEI Board

Sidney Eng, Chief Librarian at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, has joined the Governing Board of NYSHEI. Mr. Eng was named to the Board by the CUNY Council of Chief Librarians to fill the vacancy created when Curtis Kendrick, CUNY University Librarian, became an ex officio Board Member pursuant to a bylaws change adopted […]

SUNY Inches Towards New Chancellor

The Albany Times Union reports that the search for the next State University of New York Chancellor has narrowed to three candidates.

Economic Impact of Stony Brook

Stony Brook University has released an economic impact study. It is worth the read. Among the findings: * In total, Stony Brook University’s impact on the Long Island economy amounts to $4.65 billion in increased output, or gross regional domestic product, and 59,859 jobs. * The economic impact of Stony Brook University accounts for almost […]

On Campus: Manhattanville College

Rhonna Goodman of Manhattanville College, along with fellow NYSHEI Board Member Charling Fagan of Sarah Lawrence College, hosted a NYSHEI regional meeting with members of the Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO). At the meeting, the third such meeting of NYSHEI with WALDO, 12 Westchester County Academic Libraries met with NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer […]

The Best Cities?

Long referred to as the greatest city in the world, New York City does not fare particularly well in a new report from the Milken Institute. The Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners Best Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include […]

On Campus: Niagara County Community College

On Friday, September 5 the latest NYSHEI regional meeting was hosted at Niagara County Community College. Attended by staff of the University of Buffalo and NCCC the meeting again proved a good forum for spreading the news of NYSHEI while gaining useful insights into what ARIA would mean to NYSHEI libraries. Arranged by NCCC’s Elizabeth […]

State Librarian Search

The status of the search for the next State Librarian is summarized below. · Preliminary screening of the current pool of applicants has been concluded; · Phone interviews with a select number of candidates are about to conclude; · Committee Chair, Liz Hood, envisions scheduling a pool of finalists for onsite interviews by first week […]