Pamela McLaughlin was elected to the position of chair-elect of the board of the New York State Higher Education Initiative (NYSHEI) at the group’s recent annual meeting in Syracuse. McLaughlin, who is director of communications and external relations at Syracuse University Library, was also elected to a three-year term on the board, representing very large private institutions.
Founded in 2002 and based in Albany, NYSHEI represents the interests of public and private academic and research libraries in New York State and serves as an advocacy group for academic libraries before elected officials and their staff. Its stated mission is “To develop, enhance and preserve our research and educational services, collections and resources for the benefit of faculty, students and the larger research community, and to promote new methods of scholarly communication.”
NYSHEI assists over 130 member institutions in providing the broadest possible access to information, fostering the academic enterprise, and advancing industry-academic partnerships in support of the innovation economy. The group is currently working on legislation to secure statewide funding for access to science, technology, and medical information resources.
For more information on NYSHEI and its activities, see http://nyshei.org/