The Eastman Grant committee is pleased to announce that Frances Yates is the recipient of the 2004 WNBA/Ann Heidbreder Eastman Grant. Ms. Yates is Education Librarian at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she teaches, is liaison for special services and campus organizations, and does collection development for multicultural resources. She also purchases research materials for the School of Education and children?s literature for the University’s Instructional Material Center.
She wrote, “I propose to take a Publishing Strategies seminar offered by Pace University. This seminar, part of a publishing certification program, examines, in-depth, specific areas in the field of book and specialized media publications. This will help me in my career, for as I gain a better understanding of the publishers’ process and strategies, it will enable me to create a more realistic and balanced profile of resources that best match the profile for our multicultural collection development. Completing the Publishing Strategies seminar will give me fuller understanding of a side of the publishing world other than simply as a library consumer.”
Ms. Yates will take the seminar in early summer, 2005.
Sylvia H. Cross, WNBA/Eastman Grant Chair