Monday, September 24, 2012
Money for the Panama Canal Museum collection at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida USA
Email message from the Panama Canal Museum (PCM) Friends President
Dear PCM Friends,
I'm very happy to forward to you a note—below—from Judy Russell, Dean of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, announcing UF's receipt of an Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) leadership grant to support integration of the Panama Canal Museum collection into the Smathers Libraries. The award amount of $477,312, with a matching amount from UF of $541,976, ($1,0019,288 total) will provide for increased staff support and funding to help preserve and grow the collection and will help fund the development of an extensive centennial exhibit at UF in 2014. It is a major achievement for UF to receive this award and our collection will benefit immensely fro it.
Date: September 20, 2012 12:12:05 PM EDT
Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: UF has received a major IMLS grant to support integration of the Panama Canal Museum collection into the Smathers Libraries
I have to share my good news (and brag a little bit)! UF has received an IMLS leadership grant to support the integration of Panama Canal Museum Collection into the Smathers Libraries.
To put this in context: This award is the 4th largest nationally, behind UIUC ($499,919), ALA ($486,587), and Zoo Atlanta ($486,580). It is one of three awards in Florida, and at $477,312 exceeds the awards to the Orange County Library System ($212,070) and FSU ($98,789).