Volume 29, Number 4, Winter 2007

HBCU Receives Additional Funding from Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a second grant, an additional $600,000, to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance for the continuation of its Leadership Institute. The primary objectives of the Leadership Institute are to provide theoretical and practical instruction and useful resources to encourage the development of leadership skills within the HBCU library community.

The 2007-2008 Leadership Institute, facilitated by KTA Global Partners, was scheduled for August 11-15 at the Aberdeen Woods Conference Center in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Eleven libraries participated in the institute: Hinds Community College; Jackson State University; Johnson C. Smith College; Mississippi Valley State University; Morehouse School of Medicine in Georgia; North Carolina Central University; Southern University; St. Augustine's College; Tougaloo College; Tuskegee University; and Wiley College.

The HBCU Library Alliance will also begin its inaugural mentor development pilot program, facilitated by The Human Resource Department, Atlanta. Six directors of HBCU libraries who have previously participated in the Leadership Institute will serve as mentors for the program during 2007-2008. For more information, contact Lillian Lewis, HBCU Library Alliance, (404) 592-4820.