Library Committee Parents' Fund Request Form

Due: Every Fall – November 5

Submission: Email applications to Karen Bydlon (kbydlon@muhlenberg.edu)

Each year full-time faculty members are eligible to apply for funds on behalf of themselves, a program, an institute, or a department for the one time purchase of books or AV materials (sorry, no serials). New faculty, or faculty developing a new course, are given top priority for these funds. In the spirit of collaboration, faculty may also choose to pair with colleagues to demonstrate the interdisciplinary applications for the requested materials. The Library Committee will allocate the Parents' Fund based on the rationale provided relative to the total pool of requests.

To apply, please send a bibliography with the items arranged in descending order of priority. The bibliography should contain your name and phone number, rank ordering, a full citation, an ISBN Number, the price, and an indication if it is hardback (H), paperback (P), audio (A), or DVD (D). A price is required for each requested item as well as a total for the full request.

Include a brief rationale for why the Library Committee should allocate funds for this request. Your rationale should include answers to the following questions:

Use this Parents' Fund Application Template‌ (MS Word) as a guide for your application.

See a Parents' Fund Application Sample (PDF) that was successful in previous years.