Date: August 23, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
Two projects of the New Mexico State University Library were awarded funding through the mini-grant program of NMSU’s Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.
Molly Molloy was awarded $2,487.45 for a project to add intellectual value to the Library’s Ivan Schulman/Evelyn Garfield Collection, a unique resource for Latin American literary scholarship.
Mardi Mahaffy and Sarah Baker were awarded $4,000 for the April 2012 Dia de los Ninos program. The Dia celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
The Southwest and Border Cultures Institute (SBCI) resulted from a successful five-year challenge grant awarded to NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Library and the University Museum by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The SBCI promotes humanities research, education and outreach, with special emphasis on understanding and maintaining the unique multicultural heritage of this region.
For more information, contact Jeanette Smith at (575) 646-7492.