Professional Development Committee

Minutes of the Professional Development Committee meeting

June 15, 2001

Present: Karen Nipps (Chair), Jeffrey Bernhard, Peter Cohn, Hilde De Weerdt, Anne Tanguay, Kazuko Sakaguchi

Absent: Malcolm Hamilton, Kevin Lau, Karin Medin, Hugh Olmsted

Minutes of the May 11, 2001 meeting were approved.

Next Year's Committee Membership
The Executive Committee of the Librarians’ Assembly is working on possible candidates to replace former PDC members Kevin Lau and Hugh Olmsted.

New Year's Chair
Karen asked for volunteers for Chair of the PDC for the next academic year. Peter Cohn was asked to serve and he accepted.

Website Updates
Hilde reported that the invitation letter to past recipients of the Bryant Fellowship to post their projects on the website was sent out. In the course of this process she discovered that recipients’ names for three years (1990-1993) were missing. Hilde will locate the missing information and post an update on the website.

Thoughts on Programs for Next Year
Possible training programs and digital projects featuring notable collections are mentioned. Currently no special collection formal training opportunities are available except archive training. Houghton Library has many books on science fiction that might be a possibility.

Other Business
Karen will go back to last year’s minutes to review some ideas discussed by the committee but not addressed this year.

Next Meeting
Friday, September 21, 2001 at Kennedy School of Government Library (9:30-10:30 am)

Respectfully submitted,

Kazuko Sakaguchi

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