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Alden Grant Awarded

St. Lawrence received a $160,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to support the University’s libraries continued evolution into a destination that allows for traditional research and study while increasing access to emerging technologies and digital scholarship. Specifically, the grant will support upgrades to existing group study rooms and classrooms in the Owen D. Young Library (ODY) to optimize and enhance student group learning experiences.

"We are thrilled that the Alden Trust is supporting our vision to ensure that the library is meeting the 21st century needs of our students and faculty,” said Justin Sipher, vice president for libraries and information technology. “We take great pride in the resources we have, the services we offer, and the spaces our community uses for research, teaching and study."

The project will enhance students' academic experiences and reaffirm the role of ODY as a critical space for learning.

- See more at: and LIT's new space planning website