Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Receives 24-Month, $1.2 Million Operating Grant From Mellon Foundation
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.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.