Looking to the Future

Effective July 30, 2012 I will be retiring from Tompkins Cortland Community College.  While I may be retiring from my current position, I am looking for new opportunities in the world of libraries and beyond.   I am also considering consulting and training opportunities in the following areas as:


· Social networking in libraries, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations

· Wireless networking in libraries, educational institutions, and non-profits.

· Planning and implementation of Integrated Library Systems.

· Management of e-resources including eBooks and eSerials.

· Website design and management using Dreamweaver.

· End user training in web page design, social media, use of Google services, and database and internet research.

· OCLC services such as WorldCat Local, Connexion, and other OCLC services.

· Innovation and Change.


If you are aware of any opportunities that you feel may be of interest to me, please contact me via e-mail at bill.drew@gmail.com .  My vita is available on my new website and blog at http://BillTheLibrarian.com .


Thank you and have a wonderful summer!




Power of SUNY Report Card Launch

Please join us as we launch the first SUNY Report Card on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 via video and social media LIVE on SUNY.edu.


"You Can Hold Us To It"

It’s about accountability. Never before has the State University of New York put its goals out on the table and asked New Yorkers to "hold us to it."

Until now.

As part of Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s five-year strategic plan for SUNY – called The Power of SUNY – we are introducing our annual "report card," which will evaluate and track the progress of SUNY across a spectrum of critical areas.

SUNY will not only measure success in teaching and research, we will also embrace our public mission to play a role in the critical issues facing our state, including helping to turn around New York’s economy and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. To do this, we have indentified priorities in alternative energy, “cradle-to-career” education, globalization, diversity, research and innovation, health and wellness, and the impact SUNY students, faculty, and staff can have on building stronger communities statewide.

The SUNY Report Card will use both internally and externally validated metrics to track our progress in these areas. More importantly, it will allow the public to hold us accountable for the progress we make as a system.

Please join us as we launch the first SUNY Report Card on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 via video and social media LIVE on SUNY.edu.