NYSHEI Board Member and Monroe Community College Library Director Peter Genovese hosted a Rochester area regional meeting of NYSHEI membership on Monday, July 16.
Chandra McKenzie, Assistant Provost and Director of RIT Libraries, Mary Jo Orzech, Interim Library Director SUNY Brockport, Nina Warren, Genesee Community College Director of Library Services, Deborah Emerson, Rochester Regional Library Council Assistant Director, Melissa Jadlos, St. John Fisher College Library Director, and Jason Kramer, NYSHEI Executive Director, attended the meeting.
The meeting centered on mastering the opportunity to advance academic libraries before Governor Spitzer’s Commission on Higher Education, and finding means to improve member involvement with NYSHEI advocacy efforts.
Following the meeting, Genovese and Kramer met with Charles Caples, Program Director for Workforce Development at Monroe Community College, and incoming President of the Continuing Education Association of New York, to discuss potential partnerships and opportunities to leverage academic library information resources with the needs of the local business community in a manner that benefits students, colleges and, of course, the employers.
Genovese and Kramer also meet with MCC Vice President for Educational Technology Services Jeffrey Bartkovich to gain his insights on NYSHEI’s ARIA proposal.
On Tuesday, July 17, Kramer traveled to SUNY Geneseo to meet with Milne Library Director Ed Rivenburgh to gather his perspective on the activities and prospects of NYSHEI.
It was a very productive series of meetings, providing information that will be advantageous for NYSHEI’s presentation to the Commission on Higher Education.