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F.D. Bluford Library Awarded Federal Grant for Strengthening Academic Library Collections

The North Carolina A&T State University F.D. Bluford Library has been awarded a $20,000 grant to strengthen its Atmospheric Science & Meteorology collection.

The funds were awarded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Sciences under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered by the State Library of North Carolina. The institute invests federal funds in libraries to help them deliver relevant and up-to-date services for their communities.

The LSTA grant will be used to buy current titles to enhance and support curriculum holdings in the undergraduate Atmospheric Science and Meteorology track and the Ph.d Energy and Environmental Systems program, both of which are fast growing areas. Students will have access to current scientific information in this field allowing them to improve their knowledge and skill set to compete in this career field.

Bluford Library received one of the 112 competitive grants for fiscal year 2011-12 awarded to North Carolina libraries from this year’s federal allotment of $4,160,471. The LSTA grant program, administered by the State Library of North Carolina, funds projects across the state.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. Through the LSTA Grants to States program, IMLS provides funds to State Library agencies using a population-based formula. State libraries may use the appropriation to support statewide initiatives and services; they may also distribute the funds through competitive subgrants to public, academic, school, special and research libraries.

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Open Textbook Network Workshop, Tue. 10/24 at 3pm Oct 24, 2017 03:00 PM - 04:45 PM — Rm. 014 (Lower Level) Bluford Library
Introduction to Scopus and Journal Citation Reports, Wed. 10/25 at 3pm Oct 25, 2017 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Rm. 014 (Lower Level) Bluford Library
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Workshop: Literature Reviews for Grad Students (Tue. 10-31-2017 @ 2pm) Oct 31, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM — Room 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd Floor Bluford Library
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