Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR Operating Grant

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CLIR Press Releases

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2007

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Kathlin Smith
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR Operating Grant

Washington, D.C.—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a three-year, $2.19 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations. The award will allow CLIR to launch a range of new initiatives in six program areas: cyberinfrastructure, preservation, the next scholar, the emerging library, leadership, and new models.

“The extraordinary generosity of The Andrew W Mellon Foundation provides CLIR with the funding base to pursue an invigorated and exciting agenda for the next few years,” said CLIR President Chuck Henry. “The Foundation’s confidence in the projects and programs we envision is deeply gratifying,” he added. “CLIR will work tirelessly to assure that the highest quality of research, insight, and leadership is provided to its constituencies.”

“The Board is delighted with this news,” said CLIR Board Chair Paula Kaufman. “The grant ensures that CLIR’s new leadership will be able to start work immediately on a range of initiatives. We are grateful to the Mellon Foundation for its continued support.”

CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand access to information, however recorded and preserved, as a public
good. Through publications, projects, and programs, CLIR works to maintain and improve access to information for generations to come. In partnership with other institutions, CLIR helps create services that expand the concept of “library” and supports the providers and preservers of information. Details about CLIR and its work are available at www.clir.org.