CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS BOOKSHELF
Southern University at Shreveport’s Library has been selected to receive the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Bookshelf consists of seven-teen (17) titles selected by conservation and preservation experts throughout the country to assist archives, historical societies, museums, and libraries in the improvement of the conditions of their collections. The IMLS, the primary source of federal funding for American libraries and museums, collaborated with the American Association for State and Local History (AALSH) and the Getty, Henry Luce, and Samuel H. Kress Foundations to make the resources available. SUSLA’s library is one of the nine-hundred seven (907) museums, libraries, and archives granted the Bookshelf in the third, and final, round of awards. The books will be housed in the library’s Black Ethnic Archives and will be used to inform conservation, preservation, and digitization activities in the department.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development