Roanoke College

Faculty Library Grants


Purpose and Scope-
Library Grants support the purchase of books and non-print materials to increase library holdings for students' course-related research. Apply for either new or existing courses. Requests can include books, DVDs, and periodical back files.  Do not request journal subscriptions or other resources that require a multi-year commitment of funds.  Rely on Interlibrary Loan for non-repeating, specialized courses or independent studies. The library will review applications and make awards through the academic year using the selection criteria below as a guideline. Please limit grant requests to one per year.

Maximum grant amount: $1,500

Selection Criteria-

·        New courses

·        Courses required to complete a major or program

·        PEP recommendations

·        Supporting documentation specifying how materials will be assigned or used, and potential use by other departments.

·        How often a course is offered

·        Record of previous support. To promote broad distribution of funds, priority is given to newly hired faculty and other new applicants to the grant process.

Persons Eligible:  Full-time faculty

Application deadline- February 1

Email applications to and include the following information:

·        Course title and number

·        One paragraph proposal describing the need and intended use of the materials

·        Title listing of requested materials along with the author, ISBN, and estimated price. Provide the publisher's name and the name of the distributor or production company for DVDs.