The State College of Florida Libraries serve the knowledge and information needs of the College's students, faculty, staff, and the community.
With three locations (Bradenton, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch;) a staff of professional librarians, assistants, and students; and online services including Ask a Librarian chat, text or email services, we strive to be an active part of our community's discovery and creation of knowledge.
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Established in 1957, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is the region's first and largest public college, enrolling approximately 10,000 college credit students annually at campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice. The College has graduated 44,000 students since 1959.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is globally recognized as an innovative model of educational organization that hosts a dynamic continuum of academic and career pathways focused on student success and community responsiveness.
"State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, guided by measurable standards of institutional excellence, provides engaging and accessible learning environments that result in student success and community prosperity."
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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.
NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars.
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The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.
Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
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