Katelyn Angell and Elvis Bakaitis will present different strategies on how to help undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to locate appropriate grants/funding. They will describe a recent grants initiative led by the Mina Rees Library (The Graduate Center), including interdepartmental partnerships and the CUNY Research Foundation. Initiatives and resources developed to promote external scholarships for undergraduates at Long Island University-Brooklyn will also be discussed.
Elvis Bakaitis is currently the Interim Head of Reference at The Graduate Center’s Mina Rees Library. They are proud to serve on the University LGBTQ Council; the board of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies; and LACUNY Diversity & Multicultural Roundtable. Bakaitis holds an MLIS from Queens College and Certificate in Geriatric Care Management from the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College.
Katelyn (Kate) Angell is Associate Professor/Coordinator of Library Instruction at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus and Adjunct Reference Librarian at The CUNY Graduate Center. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, MLIS from St. John's University, and MA in Psychology from LIU Brooklyn. Kate’s research interests include information literacy instruction, the organization of information, and the history of medicine.