First Step Award /Wiley Professional Development Grant

About the First Step Award /Wiley Professional Development Grant
This Wiley Professional Development Grant is intended to provide librarians new to the continuing resources field with the opportunity to broaden their perspective and to encourage professional development in ALA Conference and participation in Continuing Resources Section activities. The cash award is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc.

Administered by:

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2013 Winner(s)

Jennifer Castaldo

Electronic resources manager/distance education librarian at the Johns Hopkins University

Castaldo started with continuing resources as an electronic resources intern at Duke University.  She began her professional career as distance education librarian in 2008 at Johns Hopkins University, working with a completely online library in the entrepreneurial library program.  In 2010, she became the electronic resources manager/distance education librarian at Johns Hopkins, where she is the sole librarian managing all of the resources for the Excelsior College Library.  Castaldo expressed a strong desire to network with, and learn from, other librarians at ALA conferences and become involved similarly in the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section.