May 27, 2022

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Receives 24-Month, $1.2 Million Operating Grant From Mellon Foundation

From CLIR:

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 24-month, $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting July 2019.

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

“We are deeply grateful to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for providing critical operational support that allows CLIR to pursue its mission through innovative programs and services,” said CLIR Board Chairman Christopher Celenza.

Over the next two years, CLIR will continue its work to develop stronger communities of practice; promote greater efficiencies of costs, time, and effort through collaborative investment; and effect cultural changes in higher education that are more open, inclusive, ethical, and sustainable.

“Core to all of our efforts is a mandate for open, egalitarian access to information as an essential public good,” said CLIR President Charles Henry. “CLIR will continue to foster, host, and promote projects and programs that dissolve boundaries through digital content, tools, applications, and platforms that can be freely used, repurposed, and augmented.”

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