The Friends of the SMU Libraries are pleased to announce the following 2016 grant recipients:

$10,000 to the Fondren Library Center renovation project.

$3,500 to the Business Library for digital signage.

$3,000 to the SMU Archives to continue digitizing the Daily Campus student newspaper.

$3,000 to the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections wing of the Hamon Arts Library for the conservation of 49 works of art on paper by a variety of Texas artists.

$2,650 to the Norwick Center for Digital Services for a concave shelf truck for large format items.

Amount of grants: $22,150

Grants approved for yearly distribution:

$3,000 to CUL to assist in funding the production of the CUL annual report publication.

$1,000 to support the Library School Scholarship Award. This year’s scholarship recipient is Natasha Siu.

$500 to the SMU Libraries to support the Effective Use of Information Technology Staff Award.

$500 to the SMU Libraries to support the Continuing Excellence Staff Award.

TOTAL of all 2015 grants: $27,150

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