Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals.
We are excited to announce our September 2022 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Law Library Association of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.
The funds will be used to support the Judicial Legacy Project. This project involves interviewing and filming distinguished members of bench of the 22nd Judicial Circuit (where the library is housed) in the ibrary. Many of the judges are female and/or African-American. By telling and preserving the stories of these distinguished and influential female and African-American voices and including these on the website, the Judicial Legacy Project lifts up their stories to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the legal and judicial professions. Learn more about the project here: https://llastl.org/judicial-le...
The Law Library Association of St. Louis commented:
The Law Library Association is honored to be the first Law Library to receive a Community Giveback Award Grant from ByWater Solutions! This will help fund our Judicial Legacy Project. The Judicial Legacy Project consists of interviews of retired judges in St. Louis City, a diverse group of distinguished jurists who share their wisdom from their years on the bench.
About the Law Library Association of St. Louis
It is the mission of the Law Library Association of St. Louis to operate a Law Library in the Civil Courts Building to provide legal research materials, education, support services and facilities to the bench, bar, its members and the public. The Law Library provides support to other law libraries in the region by acting as a repository of legal materials not otherwise available or accessible. The Law Library strives to acquire, develop and maintain a collection of legal research materials and to offer educational services to meet the needs of our diverse patron community.
Learn more here: https://llastl.org/about
About the ByWater Community Giveback
We will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. We LOVE libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. We're always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day.
About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.
Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.