The professional development committee has been busy this month. The Grants subcommittee approved two grants:
Name: Josh Rimmer
Institution: SUNY Cobleskill
Registration and attendance to University of Milwaukee's online metadata course, Linked Data for Beginners. This course begins on March 6, 2017 and ends on April 28, 2017.
Name: Yu-Hui Chen
Bibliographer and Outreach Librarian for Education & East Asian Studies
Institution: University Libraries, University at Albany, SUNY
Proposed Activity: Attendance and presentation at the ACRL Conference in Baltimore, MD.
The scholarship committee met in February with a number of new members, to discuss procedures and timelines for the Sylvia Chu and Daniel Kissane scholarships. We had a few items we needed Council to address:
1. What is the date you need the list of suggested recipients for each award?
2. What is our budget for the scholarships this year?
3. Because it is always such a challenge to get candidates for the Daniel Kissane Scholarship (for graduate students), we would like to consider accepting applications from a larger pool by soliciting candidates from schools outside NYS. There may be NYS residents who attend an out of state school online.