The HBCU Library Alliance was awarded its first direct grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to secure the services of a project coordinator/writer to document and disseminate the history of the HBCU Library Alliance. This historical document will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals such as the Association of College and Research Libraries and the International Journal of Library and Information Science. Additionally, over the course of the granting period, seven documents will be written on specific activities of select HBCU Library Alliance members. These seven documents will be disseminated via journals that do not require peer review, such as Against The Grain, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and American Libraries. The project will be implemented over a twenty-four month period.
The goal of this proposal is to gather information to document the history of the HBCU Library Alliance. A major outcome of this proposal is increasing the HBCU Library Alliance’s ability to acquire grants secure new funding sources, thus increasing opportunities for organizational sustainability.
Preserving the Story of the HBCU Library Alliance Submission Guidelines
We are excited about hearing your library’s success story! In 350 words or less, please describe your success story. In your description, please make sure to briefly address:
- The challenge faced by your library that prompted the new initiative, programming or other component of your library;
- What makes your library’s new program, initiative, etc. a success; and
- How your library defines and measures the success of this change, development, or transformation.
Please submit your success story by e-mail to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, August 1st. Include your name, institution, and email address.
A selection committee will make decisions in early August.
• Against the Grain Success Stories
• Shanesha Brooks-Tatum, Ph.D. Hired to write the Story of the HBCU Library Alliance
• HBCU Library Alliance awarded its first direct grant
Preserving the Story of the HBCU Library Alliance
Success Story Publications
American Libraries 2012 January/February Black History Month
“Preserving Black Academic Library History” - Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library (GA) and University of the Virgin Island
Against the Grain – February 2012
1. “Claflin University Implements Successful Information Literacy Program”
2. “Delaware State University Guides Patrons into More Effective Research with Standardized LibGuides”
3. “Fayetteville State University Preserves History While Collaborating with Faculty and Students”
4. “Savannah State University Innovates to Ensure Excellent Customer Service”
5. “Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge Streamlines Library Service Points”
6. “University of Maryland Eastern Shore Creates Collaborative Spaces for Student Study Groups”
7. “Virginia State University Preserves Black History with Digital Collections”