Maryruth Glogowski hosted a NYSHEI regional meeting in her Buffalo State College office on August 8, 2007.
Attended by Randy Gadikian of SUNY Fredonia, Sheryl Knab of the Western New York LRC, Frank Wojcik of SUNY Brockport, Andy Yeager of Medaille College, and Jason Kramer of NYSHEI, the regional meeting provided a forum for members and non-members to learn about current actions at NYSHEI.
The primary activity discusses were NYSHEI advocacy efforts focused on the recent White Paper on academic libraries role in economic and workforce development, the ARIA proposal, and how these initiatives support NYS objectives.
Importantly, the discussion turned toward exploring ways to include a broader range of the academic library community in steering NYSHEI.
The event was productive and the attendees provided many ideas for advancing NYSHEI in the months ahead.