NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College Library, on the North Newton campus, received an Interlibrary Loan Development Program (ILDP) grant in the amount of $5,600. The sum was the second largest grant awarded out of the 36 ILDP grants given to other libraries. Bethel College Library was one of only two private academic libraries that received ILDP grants. With the funds, the library was able to purchase 52 books and 28 videos, including "Harlan County, USA," which won an Academy Award in 1977 for Best Documentary, and "Los Trabajadores/The Workers," which explores the United State's dependence on and abuse of immigrant labor.
Interlibrary loan is a state-wide cooperative service that permits people to borrow materials from libraries across the state. To qualify for ILDP grants, applicants agree to make materials in their collections available through interlibrary loan. Proposals are funded on the basis of their potential to improve the state-wide interlibrary loan network.
The ILDP grant program is funded by the state of Kansas and is administered by the Kansas Library Network Board, a division of the state library in Topeka.