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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR $1.4 Million Operating Grant

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CLIR Press Releases

For Immediate Release: December 17, 2009

Kathlin Smith

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards CLIR $1.4 Million Operating Grant

Washington, DC—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 21-month, $1.4 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting January 2010.

“I want to thank the Mellon Foundation for this award and for its continued confidence in CLIR,” said CLIR President Charles Henry. “This grant ensures that we can bring a range of projects to fruition, and positions us to develop ongoing and new partnerships for the benefit of the community.”

“We are enormously grateful to the Mellon Foundation for its belief in the core mission of CLIR,” said CLIR Board Chair Stephen Nichols. “The grant comes at an exciting moment in CLIR’s history.

Over the past two years, CLIR has expanded its purview and funding base with the goal of fostering the collaborations necessary to address the complex challenges facing higher education and to build new communities of interest and expertise.

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

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