3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Awarded to Three Individuals

By 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Award Committee

John Meier, Stacy Brown, and Danielle Pollock have been selected as the 2006 recipients of the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant.  This grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems, covers round-trip airfare, lodging, and conference registration fees for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Conference.

John Meier is a Science Librarian at the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library at The Pennsylvania State University.  He obtained his Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.  John is a member of the NMRT Web Committee, acts as a liaison to two ACRL Sections, and is currently running for Membership Director.  While attending the ALA Annual Conference, John hopes to meet new colleagues and take a stronger leadership role at the national level.

Stacy Brown is the Head Librarian at Bauder College in Atlanta, Georgia.  She obtained her Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University in 2001.  Stacy is a member of the Georgia Library Association and serves as a member of the Academic Library Division and Reference Services Interest Group.  Stacy is an active member of Georgia Private Academic Libraries (GPALS) and participates in the Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group.  While attending the ALA Annual Conference, Stacy looks forward to volunteering for the NMRT Resume Review Committee, expanding her network of librarians, and strengthening her library advocacy skills.

Danielle Pollock is the librarian for the Missouri Department of Transportation. She received her Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri in 2006. Danielle is active in the Special Libraries Association's Transportation Division and the Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network, a regional network of state DOT, corporate, and academic transportation libraries. She is also currently serving as Recorder for the Special Libraries Division of the Missouri Library Association. In addition to taking advantage of the many networking, outreach, and continuing education opportunities available at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference, Danielle will be assisting with the "Using Past Lives to Launch Your Library Career" panel as a member of this year's NMRT Annual Program committee.

3M Library Systems markets materials flow management products to libraries to prevent unauthorized borrowing and to streamline the flow of library materials. Since its inception, almost 100 NMRT members have benefited from this grant. The committee would like to congratulate the recipients of the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant as well as thank 3M for its continued support of NMRT and its programs.

Further information about the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant, including award criteria and a list of past recipients, is available at: http://www.ala.org/ala/nmrt/applyforfunds/applyfunds.htm