Carmichael Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries, and one of only 33 academic libraries, nationwide for the American Library Association's American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries opportunity, an emergency relief program to assist libraries that have been adversely affected by by the pandemic. The library will use the $10,000 grant to fund several author presentations in April in support of the annual Pat Scales Lecture Series and a day of events acknowledging the legacy of King House and other local histories. The featured authors share a local perspective, either living in Alabama and/or writing about an Alabama historical event. Their presentations will highlight the historical research behind their works.
For more details about the grant, read ALA's press release.