Mitchell's Huskins Library receives state grant
Mitchell Community College’s Huskins Library recently received a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the State Library of North Carolina in the amount of $50,000, with a $5,026 match from the Mitchell Community College Foundation and Endowment for Excellence.
The grant titled, “Collaborative Spaces” will allow the library to expand services and to establish multiple collaborative spaces in the library, to support students, faculty, staff, community, and alumni, in order to foster interdisciplinary partnerships. The project scope includes the following: computer lab expansion and updates, additional group study room space, adjunct faculty workspace, and the Maverick Room (a partnership between the Mitchell Community College Office of Alumni Affairs, Huskins Library, and local historical societies focused on preserving the heritage of Mitchell).
In 2019, 47 LSTA grants were awarded, with three community colleges receiving a grant. “These grant funds will allow us to better serve our students and community,” said Beverly Rufty, Library Director. “We are so grateful for this opportunity.”
“This grant is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).”