The Friends of SMU Libraries Grants Committee met on May 6, 2021 to review grant proposals submitted by the libraries. The committee was chaired by President Sam Childers and included Stephanie Amsel, Alan Cox, Mike Hazel and Nancy Miller. Amy Carver and Cindy Ruppi were ex-officio. The following grants were approved by the committee:
$3,000 to the SMU Archives and Norwick Center for Digital Solutions for transcription services and student funding for the “Voices of SMU” Oral History project.
$2,112 to the Business Library for dual monitor stations and relocation banners.
$2,000 to the Bywaters Special Collections at the Hamon Arts Library for the conservation of the Octavio Medellin drawing, The History of Mexico.
$1,785 to Hamon Arts Library for the purchase of Steelcase white boards.
Amount of grants: $8,897
Grants approved for yearly distribution:
$2,000 to SMU Libraries to support two annual SMU Libraries Student Worker Award awards in the amount of $1,000 each.
$1,500 to support the Library School Scholarship Award. This year’s scholarship recipient is Beatrice Downey.
TOTAL of all 2021 grants: $12,397