“The Friends of the Mott Library is an association of persons with an interest in promoting the services, improving the facilities, and responding to the needs of the Mott Community College Library.”
The Friends of the Mott Library organization was established in 1989 and became a part of the Foundation for Mott Community College, operating under the Foundation’s adopted by-laws. The Friends work together to promote the Mott Library on campus and in the community, assist the library by volunteering time and talents, provide funds for special projects, purchase new equipment and books, strengthen the commitment to life-long learning, and enhance library services for students and community patrons.
The group is made up of students, alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, campus groups, community individuals and organizations. A Board of Directors, including the Director of the Library, works to fund unmet needs of the library and develops fundraising activities and special projects to meet those needs. Along with the library staff, the Friends have been instrumental in keeping the library a vibrant, service-oriented destination for students and the campus community.
In 2006, the Friends of the Mott Library endorsed the creation of a Friends Endowment fund that is maintained by the Foundation for Mott Community College. An initial $10,000 was invested with the Foundation. Aimed at creating a long-term endowment funding base for supporting library initiatives, the endowment has provided a learning experience for the Board and the Friends members.