In-kind gift helps Kettering enhance the University library

Apr 17, 2001

Facility Matrix Group, a Flint-based commercial furniture distributor, recently gave Kettering University an in-kind matching gift of office furniture valued at more than $10,400.

Facility Matrix Group, a Flint-based commercial furniture distributor, recently gave Kettering University an in-kind matching gift of office furniture valued at more than $10,400. This contribution will help the University provide additional counter and office space to the circulation, interlibrary and serials areas.

Kettering will match this gift by purchasing additional office furniture at approximately $12,976 to bring the total value of the project to more than $23,000. According to Dawn Olmsted-Swanson, technical services librarian at Kettering, this project provides the Circulation, Interlibrary Loan and Serials areas "more room for users and larger, ergonomically correct work spaces for staff."

Peggy Simpson, director of Corporate and Foundation Gifts, initially approached Kevin Godin, CEO of Facility Matrix, about supporting the University's library project. With Godin's support, Kettering expects to complete this project by early May, which will allow users an opportunity to take advantage of the facility enhancements immediately.

The Kettering University Library contains a focused collection of more than 100,000 print and non-print materials, as well as 1,250 periodical titles. The library's mission is to provide resources and services to facilitate information access. For more information about this project and the resources available through the Kettering University Library, call (810) 762-7814.