PURPOSE / ROLE
- The role of the PDC is to develop a strategy to address the professional development and leadership needs of ASIS&T members.
- The committee is responsible for education and career development activities. The PDC aims to identify potential opportunities across sectors for professional development activities (e.g., webinar masterclasses; annual meeting tutorial sessions; media engagement) to generate revenue and provide professional development opportunities across sectors.
- The PDC will consult with or collaborate with other committees, especially the Research Engagement Committee, to ensure that they are not duplicating activities but are complementing one another. For example, mentorship opportunities may crossover between professional development and research activities. Research-related professional development activities (e.g., JASIST writing workshops; mentoring program) are situated under the Research Engagement Committee; however, there may be some areas of potential overlap where consultation will be necessary.
- The Committee will identify potential nominees for the Cretsos Award, the Clarivate Analytics Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship, the Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award, the Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Award and the ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award and solicit nominations for the Awards.