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Funding Secured for Classroom Enhancements

WVU Libraries received $250,000 in congressionally directed spending to improve classroom technology at the Downtown and Evansdale libraries, making them more hybrid-friendly. 

The funding comes thanks to Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito who supported the Libraries’ application to the Department of Education.

The proposed enhancements will significantly improve WVU Libraries’ ability to make classes, events and programs more accessible to both onsite and remote participants, facilitating better programming for the campus community and residents across the state.

These rooms play a crucial role; librarians use them to conduct information literacy skill workshops, archival research sessions and scholarly research workshops. Moreover, the Libraries host various programming organized by many units on campus, including the WVU Humanities Center, English Department, History Department and the Office of the Provost. The upgraded facilities will further enhance the Libraries’ capacity to deliver exceptional educational experiences and support a wide range of academic activities. 

All programs identified in “Ex Libris” are able to accept individual donations, recurring gifts and corporate matches. WVU Libraries relies on the continued, yearly financial support of the entire alumni community and Friends of our Libraries. Gifts-in-kind and gifts through a will or a retirement account are all great methods of providing enrichment and resources for our students.

Contact WVU Libraries Development Director by phone or email. Visit our giving page to make an online donation. Be sure to identify your fund or program designation by name, or contact our office for the specific fund number.