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MDC North Campus Receives a Half-Million Dollar Grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services

North Campus library

Miami, June 23, 2010 - The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) just announced a significant grant award to Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus to support Project PIPELINE (Project to Inspire and Promote the Education of Librarians as a National Example) in the amount of $559,973 for a period of three years. 

Project PIPELINE will provide library staff at MDC, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Florida International University with the necessary support to enhance the staff’s foreign language and computer skills to improve service and will fund the completion of associate’s, bachelor’s and graduate degrees.  

“MDC is a nationally-known educational beacon committed to the enhancement of learning, cultural and civic programs fostering community involvement and supporting professional development through local and national innovated partnerships,” said José A. Vicente, MDC North Campus president.  

The grant will support 30 library staff at the partnering institutions by providing tuition, academic advisement, tutoring, test preparation assistance, mentoring, workshops, and certification support.

IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations.


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