Congratulations Rich Wisneski of Cleveland State University and Donald Pearson of Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library as recipients of this year’s Continuing Education Grant. This was not an easy decision as there were so many worthy and well expressed needs among this year’s applicants. However, the committee felt that Mr. Wisneski and Mr. Pearson’s applications stood out for professional opportunity and gained experience.
Mr. Wisneski will be using this grant to fund his attendance at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference in Austin, TX this April to present his research project “When Numbers Don’t Lie: Telling Not-So-Good Assessment Stories to Faculty and Administrators.” This presentation focuses on gathering collection data with strategies to engage with faculty to make them aware of and part of the collection-building process. In addition to presenting Mr. Wisneski is looking forward to attending the many educational sessions offered at the conference.
Mr. Pearson will be co-presenting the paper, “How Does Instruction by Medical Librarians on Using a Federated Search Tool Impact the Result of Medical Information Research: A Mixed-Method Descriptive Quantitative Study” at the Medial Library Association’s annual which will be held this May in Toronto. This year’s conference is a special opportunity as this year’s conference is the combined efforts of the American Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada as well as the International Clinical Librarian Conference making for a culturally rich experience professionally and personally. In addition to being employed at Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library, Mr. Pearson is enrolled at Kent State University in the MLIS program.
Congratulation once again to our winners, we are proud to have these outstanding gentleman represent our organization and our state at these conferences.
Carissa Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, Chair, Professional Development Committee