May 18, 2022

Mellon Foundation Awards the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) 24-month, $1.5 Million Operating Grant

From CLIR:

2017-06-28_13-23-33The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 24-month, $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting July 2017.

The grant provides funds for core administrative and management staff that support the broad range of CLIR’s programmatic activity.

“The generosity and imagination of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have been crucial to CLIR and DLF’s work on the future of libraries and other cultural heritage organizations, as well as the ways these organizations can support the talented people who serve their missions,” said CLIR Board Chair Kathleen Fitzpatrick. “We are grateful for their continuing partnership.”

“We are deeply grateful for the Foundation’s support of our operational functions,” said CLIR President Charles Henry. “Essential to the administration of the many projects and programs we are responsible for, and an indication of the Foundation’s confidence, the grant assures continuity of the management of CLIR and DLF and provides us with an impetus to innovate and further advance our vision, creating an ever-expanding community of shared practice and thoughtful collaboration.”

CLIR’s efforts in the next two years will focus on helping to build a more coherent research environment, enhancing professional capacity, and collaborating with increasingly diverse constituencies to effect cultural changes in higher education that are more open and inclusive, more ethical, and more sustainable.

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See Also: CLIR 2015-2016 Annual Report Now Available (28 pages; PDF)

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