The Friends of the SMU Libraries Grants Committee met on April 30, 2019 to review grant proposals submitted by the libraries. The committee was chaired by President Janis Knott and included Kelly Baxter, Karen Blumenthal, Sam Childers, Donna Cotter, Mike Hazel and Kortney Nelson. Amy Carver was ex-officio. The following grants were approved by the committee:
$5,000 to the SMU Archives to continue digitizing the Daily Campus student newspaper.
$5,000 to the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions for transcription services for the “Voices of SMU” Oral History project.
$2,534 to Bridwell Library for a high-purity water filtration system for the conservation lab.
$2,280 to the Underwood Law Library for the purchase of display materials for library exhibits of items from their rare book collection.
$2,000 to the Bywaters Special Collections at the Hamon Arts Library for the conservation of the Octavio Medellin drawing, Our Lady of the Seat of Wisdom.
$1,560 to the Business Library for the purchase of monitors for the library’s group computer stations.
$1,000 to the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at the Hamon Arts Library in support of the acquisition of Stephen P. Jarchow’s film archive.
Amount of grants: $19,374
Grants approved for yearly distribution:
$2,000 to support the Library School Scholarship Award. This year’s scholarship recipients are LaGail Davis from Hamon Arts Library and Alison DeVries from Fondren Library.
TOTAL of all 2019 grants: $21,374