September 30, 2014

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.25 Million Grant to U. of Michigan Library, Money Will Be Used to Create Conservation Librarian Position

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From the University of Michigan Record:

The U-M Library has received a $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create an endowed conservation librarian position.

The new position will enable the library to expand its well-established conservation program, which plays a vital role in ensuring that the library’s vast print collection is available for research, exhibition, and digitization.

The library is to receive $1 million from the foundation, which it will match by raising funds to create a total $2 million endowment within three years. The foundation also will provide $250,000 in spendable funds to hire and support the conservation librarian for the first three years.

The grant is among the largest the library has ever received.

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