The Friends of the SMU Libraries Grants Committee met on April 25, 2007 to review grant proposals submitted by the libraries. The committee was chaired by Toni Terry and included Missy Collins, Judy McMillin and Donna Wellington. Amy Carver was ex-officio. The following grants were announced at the Annual Meeting on May 1, 2007:
Fondren Library Center Periodicals
Purchase a Digital Microform Scanner for the Fondren Library Center Microform Area. The new scanner will provide viewing and printing services for both microfilm and microfiche.
CUL Collection Development
Fund membership in the Text Creation Partnership covering the Evans Early American Imprint Collection. The Evans Text Creation Parnership makes the most important texts of Early American history fully searchable by keyword to support a cooperative effort led by the English Department, CUL and the Bridwell Library to purchase the Evans Collection (American books, 1639-1800) and the Eighteenth Century Collection Online (British books of the 18th Century).
Purchase fiction and poetry for the Colophon Collection of Moderns.
New flatbed scanner and desktop computer and screen for use in the circulating collection area.
Hamon Arts Library
Partially support the acquisition of a special edition of Watermark, Joseph Brodsky’s collection of reflective essays on Venice. This edition is one of fifty copies illustrated with photographs by the artist Robert Morgan and published by esteemed designer and printmaker Peter Koch. The remaining cost of the publication will be provided by the Art History department.
Hamon Arts Library
Purchase six recent advertising reels and one historical advertising collection. Reels are CD or DVD compilations of award-winning or otherwise exemplary advertising. The reels will be housed in the Hamon AV department where they will be readily available as study resources and teaching tools for professors and students in the Temerlin Advertising Institute for Education and Research.
Purchase a new flatbed scanner for use in processing Interlibrary Loans and reserves.
Fondren Library Center Reference User Services Team (RUST)
Assistive Technology Software to be used in the Fondren Library, Hamon Arts Library and Bridwell Library to support the assistive technology services provided in these three libraries for patrons with special needs.
Jerry Bywaters Special Collections of the Hamon Arts Library
Purchase of materials and fabrication of seven frames to be used in exhibiting materials from its holdings. The new frames will be utilized initially in two upcoming exhibitions at the Meadows Museum: "Jerry Bywaters, Interpreter of the Southwest" and "Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker" (Nov. 30, 2007-Feb. 24, 2008).
Purchase The Handbook of Paleoanthropology.
Fondren Library Center Reference
Purchase the electronic version of the four-volume Encyclopedia of India.
Amount of grants: $35,161.50
Grants approved for yearly distribution:
Central University Libraries
Assist in funding the production of the CUL annual report publication.
Library School Scholarship Award
This year's recipient is Chris Edwards from the Hamon Arts Library.
TOTAL of all 2007 grants: $39,161.50