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Jim Dan Hill Library now a ‘cooperating collection’ for non-profits

Posted on May 18, 2011
JDH Library is now a "cooperating collection" partner to aid nonprofit organizations.

Jim Dan Hill Library at the University of Wisconsin-Superior is now a "Cooperating Collection" partner of the Foundation Center with a goal of assisting nonprofit organizations. 

Being designated a Foundation Center means the library now has access to an extensive database of grant-makers and philanthropists for the public's free use. This database consists of computer access to online grant-making directories of more than 100,000 U.S. grant-makers and 2.1 million grants as well as print resources on fundraising and nonprofit management.

The online resources can be accessed through any computer in the Jim Dan Hill Library, but one computer in the library computer lab has been designated specifically for this purpose and is available for public use. Print resources are located near the computer.

Although a Cooperating Collection is located in Duluth, Jim Dan Hill Library is the first in northern Wisconsin and offers access to Wisconsin grants and grant-makers. Connie Moeller, associate librarian, and Ella Cross, associate professor of library science, along with Sheryl Homan, interim director of continuing education, were instrumental in bringing the Foundation Center resources to the library.

Cross had been seeking a Cooperating Collection for years. When workshops brought the Foundation Center's resources to campus and then left, Cross noticed how much of a need existed in the area for those resources.

"Nonprofit organizations can't afford these resources, so they can use them here," Cross said.

Through their new partnership, library faculty and staff members hope to extend their influence within the community. 

"It takes one area that we do as reference librarians and becomes a little more expert," Moeller said.

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