SABR Negro Leagues Committee awards $1,000 grants to two school libraries in 2014

SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee has awarded $1,000 library grants to East Point Elementary School of El Paso, Texas, and the J. Garfield Jackson Academy of East Orange, New Jersey. School libraries from across the country were invited to submit grant proposals centering on educating students about black baseball and American history.

The awards will be presented at the 17th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, which will be held August 14-16, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan.

Our Library Grant judges were Tim Bottorff, Head Librarian-Universal Orlando Foundation Library, Rosen College of Hospitality Management-University of Central Florida; Mark Moore, Senior Subject Librarian-Cleveland Public Library; and Stephen Cullis, Media Specialist, Randolph high School, Randolph, New Jersey; with a special thank you to Erik Rostamian, National Accounts Manager for Follett Library Resources, for helping the winning libraries to purchase books at a discount.

Click here to download the PDF application to learn more about eligibility requirements, submission criteria and style guidelines.

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Originally published: May 15, 2014. Last Updated: April 22, 2020.