NYSHEI Executive Director Jason Kramer is featured in a new pamphlet from Elsevier: Library Connect. The pamphlet deals with developing strong library budgets. Mr. Kramer’s article focuses on the bare essentials of advocacy for academic and research libraries. The full article and pamphlet are available online.
New York State budget books, those annual, thousand page, five book compendiums of the state budget data which gather dust are being eliminated in favor of E-books. With the budget already online, the Paterson Administration figures they can realize some savings, $75,000, and about 660 trees based on the paper they will save. Senate and [...]
SUNY Binghamton lands seven big research grants. As more than $2.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds are pouring into Binghamton University research projects the library deserves a hat tip for supplying the raw materials (information resources) of innovation. For many researchers, the funding will help them hire or retain employees and purchase [...]
Today, Governor David Paterson received the final report of the Task Force on Diversifying the New York State Economy through Industry-Higher Education Partnerships from task force chair and Cornell University President David J. Skorton. The 93 page report set forth a series of recommendations and resources designed to boost the economic growth in the Empire [...]
According to the recently released Economic Developers Index by New Economy Strategies, economic developers rated access to a skilled workforce and university partnerships among the most important factors in site selection. Additionally, the index reports that information intensive enterprises, such as those in energy, research and development, and biotechnology, were among the most dominate areas [...]
NYSHEI founding board member, and former board chair Louise Sherby has been appointed by the New York State Board of Regents to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries. The term for Ms. Sherby will be until 2014. Ms. Sherby served as the Associate Dean and Chief Librarian at Hunter College Libraries, City University of New [...]