SOLINET, the HBCU Library Alliance Get $600,000 Grant for Leadership Institute

By Norman Oder

  • Mellon Foundation continues support
  • Money will support staff training
  • Program involves in-person and web-based programs
Go back to the
Academic Newswire
for more stories

(This first appeared in the January 15 edition of the LJ Academic Newswire.)

With a $600,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, SOLINET and the HBCU (Historically Black College and Universities) Library Alliance will expand the HBCU Library Alliance Leadership Program, which provides staff training in person and on the web to enhance services to students and faculty.

Two previous Mellon-funded programs of leadership development have been completed, involving senior library staff at 44 HBCUs,” said Kate Nevins, SOLINET executive director. However, the program has reached only part of the HBCU library community.

The new Leadership Program will involve a new multi-part, nine-month leadership development and education program offered to HBCU librarians through both in-person and web-based classes, according to Loretta Parham, Chair of the HBCU Library Alliance and CEO of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center. “We also plan to continue the successful staff exchange program with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and provide focused programming on advocacy and networking for senior librarians.”

OCLC Delays New Records Policy and Convenes Review Board

With Madoff-Supported Foundation’s Demise, NYPL Loses Backer

At UC San Diego Engineering Library, a New “Greeter”

Serials Solutions Offers Consortium Edition; ebrary Announces New MARC Record Options; Northwestern to distribute Kore Pr. Books; AGATI To Furnish Villanova Law Library

Bestsellers in Medicine

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?

We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?