Enhanced education and research opportunities in the Department of Information Science are supported through this fund.
Named for a famed librarian at UB, this fund supports activities throughout the Information Science department in the Graduate School of Education.
Specifically, the fund is used to help the department maintain a leadership position in the field, and provide outstanding services to students and graduates of the department. Funds may be used for a variety of activities and resources, including (but not limited to) curriculum development; faculty or student research projects; purchase of publications, books, equipment and software; and special lectures, seminars or meetings.
The Augustus H. Shearer Memorial Endowment Fund was established by Mr. Robert North, Jr., Ms. Anita Krayenvenger, and Mr. Gerald R. Shields. Dr. Shearer, named "one of the nation's foremost librarians" by the New York Times, oversaw one of UB's largest libraries for nearly 25 years.
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