The Library Opportunity Fund is a grant program developed by Kelvin Smith Library and the Arts & Sciences Library Advisory Committee. The program awards funding to faculty to acquire interdisciplinary or specialized resources which will enhance the librarys current collecting, as well as foster collaboration between faculty and librarians.
In the first round of funding in 2002-2003, the University Library, joined by the College of Arts and Sciences, invested more than $75,000 in special resources for fifteen faculty members. These items included books, journals, manuals, newspapers, a play script and other resources to support faculty in English, Religion, Modern Languages, Music, History, Classics, Anthropology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, among others. The second round of funding in 2003-2004 produced twenty-three proposals from faculty in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Weatherhead for collections in various formats including several digitization projects. The Library was able to fund all proposals for a total of $144,000, due to a large gift designated for library collections.
The Library Opportunity Fund addresses recommendations from the Case Faculty Senate Library Committee report Faculty Priorities for University Libraries regarding building and strengthening library collections. Improving acquisitions was also one of the principal requests in a customer service survey of library patrons conducted by the Kelvin Smith Library.
Winning faculty and librarians, along with all who submitted proposals, are honored at a luncheon, during which a selection of materials from each proposal is displayed or demonstrated.
Library Opportunity Awards recipients for 2009-2010 academic year.
Library Opportunity Awards recipients for 2007-2008 academic year.
Library Opportunity Awards recipients for 2006-2007 academic year.
Library Opportunity Awards recipients for 2005-2006 academic year.
Library Opportunity Awards recipients for 2004-2005 academic year.
Library Opportunity Awards recipients for 2002 through 2004.
Here is a downloadable Microsoft Word document that can serve as a template for applications.
Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.
Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.