Encouraging Entrepreneurism with Internal Small Grants: The Strategic Directions Microgrant Program at the University of Houston Libraries

Kelli Getz, Miranda Henry Bennett, Nancy Linden

Abstract


Since its inception in 2007, the Strategic Directions Microgrant Program (SDMP) at the University of Houston Libraries has funded a wide variety of activities, from late-night pancake suppers for students to technology training for librarians. This paper describes the origin, implementation, and evolution of the SDMP and presents the program as a potential model for other libraries interested in developing a small grants program that encourages creative, entrepreneurial projects to advance strategic goals.


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ISSN: 1947-525X