UH Libraries Announces Microgrant Winners

UH Libraries announces the 2016-2017 Microgrant Program winners.

UH Libraries announces the 2016-2017 Microgrant Program winners.

The University of Houston Libraries has awarded funds to several teams through the 2016-2017 Microgrant Program.

Now in its 8th year, the Microgrant Program fosters new and innovative ideas in support of the Libraries’ Strategic Plan and the University’s Strategic Initiatives.

Librarians and staff submitted proposals for new services and programs which would benefit teaching, learning and research objectives of the UH community, and will work in cross-departmental teams to implement their ideas.

The UH Libraries Microgrant Program winners for 2016-2017 are:

Project title: Cougar Cub Day
Nora Dethloff (project lead), Xiping Liu, Wenli Gao, Jackie Bronicki

A fun-filled day for eligible school-aged children of university employees from selected colleges, departments, and the library.

Project title: Fair Use Week 2017
Nora Dethloff (project lead), Jeannie Castro, Julie Grob, Stephanie Lewin-Lane, Ashley Lierman, Adam Townes

In celebration of Fair Use Week 2017, the members of the Copyright Team will hold an event which will include the screening of the film Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property and a panel discussion about copyright and fair use in the creative arts.

Project title: Crafty Coogs: Recycled Plastic Book Bag
Stephanie Lewin-Lane (project lead), Tim McGittigan, Kaylie Kahlich

As part of the UH Office of Sustainability‘s “Crafty Coogs” series, the Music Library and the Office of Sustainability will partner to host a recycled book bag creation event utilizing recycled plastic bags, damaged/unusable music scores, and recycled clothing.

Project title: Free Tax Preparation
Gillian Bautista (project lead), Susan Ryan, J. Michael Thompson

Free federal income tax preparation for our students/staff/faculty who are US residents.

Project title: More User-Friendly Distance Education Interlibrary Loan
Margaret Dunn (project lead), Nora Dethloff, Selina Khan, Gillian Bautista, Lakeshia Clark, Alma Gallo, Susan Ryan

A pilot project to provide a trackable and user-friendly way for patrons to return items to ILL by including a return-shipping label with a shipment.

Project title: Women on Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Mary Manning (project lead), Bethany Scott (project lead), Melody Condron, Vince Lee, Catherine Essinger

A day of events focused on creating and improving Wikipedia pages related to women and feminism.

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Posted on August 18th, 2016 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on UH Libraries Announces Microgrant Winners