For over two decades, the Library Improvement Fund (LIF) has invested in the most important Library needs of the undergraduate student body in order to enrich the student academic experience. This fund is administered by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and is made up of a fee contribution of $8.50 per full-time student per semester, matched equally by alumni donors. The LIF goes towards 24hr library access, student employment, study spaces, Open Educational Resource Research, and a variety of other special projects. To see previous allocations, reports, and more, please visit the SSMU University Affairs website.
The LIF accepts proposals of any scope or purpose pertaining to any branch library on McGill’s Downtown Campus. Proposals may be submitted by any member of the McGill community so long as it’s for the benefit of the student experience. The LIF Committee is available to assist with the development of proposals and liaising with internal and external parties. Submissions are accepted throughout the academic year, however there are two allocation periods per semester: the deadlines are Friday, November 24th, and Monday, March 23rd, for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 respectively. Early submissions are encouraged.
Have an idea on how you can improve the library? Submit your project here.
If you have any questions, please contact the fund's Commissioner at lifc [at] ssmu.ca