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The Special Projects Fund allows departments, faculty, or programs to improve the library collection by using additional funds from outside their usual library allocation budget.
This Fund is designed to enhance the library collection by purchasing materials that will:
  • Support new majors, programs or curricular concentrations (undergraduate only)
  • Support interdisciplinary projects
  • Address underdeveloped areas of the library collection
  • Make one-time large purchases such as important reference works
  • Address changing formats
  • Address changing cultural or pedagogical needs

The distribution of monies from the Special Projects Fund will be determined through a proposal process coordinated by the Library Committee. Faculty, departments, or programs are invited to submit proposals to obtain monies from the Special Projects Fund. Proposals must address at least one of the above collection development needs and describe how monies will be spent to address that need. Proposals must be for undergraduate programs.

These Funds are intended for one-time purchases only. They are not to be used for ongoing commitments such as annual subscriptions. All ongoing commitment purchases should come from department library budget allocations.
To apply for the Special Projects Fund:
  1. Discuss the proposed project with your liaison Librarian to determine if your proposal meets the criteria.
  2. Obtain endorsement from your Department Chair, if applicable.
  3. Complete the online application form through Google Docs.
  4. Additional supporting documentation may also be submitted. You may submit additional documentation to: Beth Transue, Box 3002.

QUESTIONS?? Contact your liaison Librarian, or Beth Transue, Librarian/Collection Development Coordinator, x3810, btransue@messiah.edu
 

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