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News Briefs for March 15, 2016

The Association of College and Research Libraries presented its 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Awards: Macalester College’s Dewitt Wallace Library, St. Paul, won in the “college” category; Hudson County Community College Library, Jersey City, won in the “community college” category; and Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center won in the “university” category.

Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, received a two-year ­National Endowment for the Humanities and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant to fund the digitization of works on the history and culture of Southern Appalachia.

Better World Books announced its sixth annual Literacy Grants for Libraries and Nonprofits. The deadline for applicants is April 1.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that its organization will be relocating to Portland, OR, this year, from New York City.

The Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, received a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help establish a permanent African American Collections and Outreach Archivist.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission launched the Texas Digital Archive, a searchable online repository of its electronic records collections. It includes digitized prints, photographs, documents, and manuscripts.

The University of Hawai’i, Manoa, received continued accreditation status for the maximum seven-year period for its Library and Information Science program. The decision was made by the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office opened a new Patent and Trademark Resource Center at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San José Public Library System, CA.

This article was published in Library Journal's March 15, 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.