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Professional Development Committee Report
« on: June 01, 2015, 08:36:46 AM »
                                                                 Professional Development Committee Report

The PDC participated in the following activities:

I. A. Professional Development Grants Subcommittee (Lisa Errico, Chair)

There have been no new applications since the March SUNYLA Council meeting. During this fiscal year, the PDG Subcommittee reviewed eight applications and awarded five grants. The PDG Subcommittee anticipated greater interest and requested additional funding in the amount of $2,500 in February.  This request increased the balance to $3,000 that is available to subsidize grant requests. Reports from grant recipients have been submitted and forwarded to Jennifer Kegler, Chair of the Newsletter Committee.

B. Conference Awards (Kim Myers, Chair)

i. Dan Kissane and Sylvia Chu Memorial Scholarships (Kim Myers)

The requirement that excluded session presenters from qualifying for the Sylvia Chu Memorial Scholarship was waived this year.  The Conference Awards Subcommittee will re-evaluate criteria for both the Sylvia Chu and Dan Kissane Scholarships. These new guidelines will be implemented next year.
The Conference Awards Subcommittee selected twelve Sylvia Chu and one Dan Kissane Scholarship awardees this year.

ii. Friend of SUNYLA (Greg Bobbish)

A nominee was selected.

II.   Mentoring Program

Justina posted a message on the SUNYLA listserv in April seeking a volunteer (s) for a mentor with expertise in obtaining tenure/promotion, taking on leadership roles, circulation & access services, and library instruction to mentor new librarians.

Respectfully submitted,
Justina Elmore
Katrina Frazier