We are pleased to announce that the FDU Library will be a recipient of an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) award. Two members of the library staff, Brigid Burke (Technical Services, Madison) and Pat Murray (Collection Development, Teaneck), worked on this application last Fall, and it’s nice to see that their efforts paid off.

Treasured objects and artifacts held by FDU will be preserved for future generations with help from the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a core set of conservation books, DVDs, and online resources donated by the Institute, the primary source of federal funding of the nation’s museums and libraries. More details after the jump.

FDU will soon receive an official letter of notification from the Director of the IMLS, Dr. Anne Radice. The Bookshelf itself will be shipped to us in a few weeks by our cooperating organization, the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).

FDU is among the first to receive this essential set of resources based on an application describing the needs and plans for care of its collections.