- New York Public Library Chief Anthony Marx is a Top Contender for CUNY (City University of New York) Chancellor
Citing the New York Post, infoDOCKET reports that “the head of the New York Public Library is in the running to be the new CUNY chancellor, The Post has learned.
Anthony Marx is a top contender to head the university system, the largest urban public university in the country, according to a CUNY insider.
The City University of New York’s board, the majority of whose members are appointed by Gov. Cuomo, will vote at a future meeting on a new leader.
If selected, Marx would replace James Milliken, who left in May. The board failed to find a replacement before his departure and instead named Vita Rabinowitz, the university provost, as acting chancellor…”
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Anne Casey is the dean of student support at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, , currently serves on the ACRL 2019 Virtual Conference Committee, and has been a Friend of ACRL since 2014.
1. Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic, funny, persistent.
2. Why do you support the Friends of ACRL? My initial support was in the form of a contribution to the 75th Anniversary Fund by the Distance Learning Section in memory of long-time member and friend, Alexander (Sandy) Slade. The response the section received from the librarian who benefitted from that scholarship to conference was very moving. Having tangible proof that gifts such as these impact the lives of real people connected me more deeply to ACRL and the important work it does to sustain and grow our field.
3. What might someone be surprised to know about you? Most people might be surprised to learn that I can play a bodhran (a hand-held drum used in traditional Irish music). The bodhran is held in one hand while the other hand hits the beats. The friend who taught me is left-handed so I play with my left hand even though I am right-handed…”