CANTON -- The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, of which St. Lawrence University is a part, has received a $600,000, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support collaborative programs in library collections, information technology, faculty and student development, and diversity.
The grant, administered through Hamilton College, will provide significant funding for the Consortium's MediaShare Project, a joint library-information technology initiative designed to facilitate the sharing of media collections and technologies, leverage resources and enhance services through cooperation and coordination. It also will create the New York Six Network, a series of activities designed to help faculty, staff and students on the six campuses to explore and develop useful, productive collaborations. These programs emerged from a one-year planning initiative, also funded by the Mellon Foundation.
The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium is a cooperative venture of Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College and Union College.