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Faculty & Graduate Students

New Faculty Book Funds Program

The University Libraries offer a Collection Development book allocation program to provide additional funds to newly hired full-time faculty. These funds provide each eligible faculty member with a one-time award of up to $1,000 to order new books or media for the permanent collection during their first year at the University (awards will be dependent on available funds and the number of new eligible faculty). The funds cannot be used for journals, subscriptions, or items with recurring costs.

A complete request list, within the announced funding amount, should be submitted via email, e.g. an excel or worksheet file list, by January 31st  to the Libraries Subject Liaison representing your department (please see list below). Award submissions will only be accepted from September to January 31 of the specified school year. This year’s funds will cover full-time faculty hired during the 2022 calendar year, as represented in the fall new faculty orientation guide.

For more information contact Rob Tench (

Eligible Materials

Among items that are eligible are: monographs and scholarly books; rare or out-of-print books; microform and microfilm collections; as well as video, DVD, CD-ROMs, and other electronic media.  Items NOT eligible for funding are course release, salary, equipment, software, databases, journals or travel expenses.

We encourage applicants to bundle multiple items in a single application, provided they all serve the same purpose of furthering a particular faculty research or creative program. Applicants must prioritize individual items to assist in cases when the grant award is unable to fully fund the requested materials. Keep in mind that it may be necessary for the Committee to ask applicants making a larger request if there are ways to reduce costs so the Committee can at least partially meet an applicants’ need.

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