The Friends of the SMU Libraries Grants Committee meets annually to review grant proposals submitted by the libraries. Grants benefit all of the SMU Libraries. The Friends awarded a total of $27,150 for 2016.
See a complete list of all grants awarded in 2016.
2016 Grant Highlight:
Digitization of Daily Campus Student newspapers
In an effort to make early editions of the campus newspapers available online, Southern Methodist University Archives has initiated a project to digitize these student publications. As of August 2016, all issues from 1915–1970 have been digitized. Plans exist to continue digitization of the SMU student newspapers up to 2000.
– Southern Methodist University Student Newspapers, SMU Archives
Library School Scholarship
The Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon has established an annual scholarship of $1,000 for SMU library full time staff members and student library employees who wish to become librarians. The Friends established this scholarship in the fall of 1998 and awarded the first scholarship in May 1999.