I learned recently that I have received the Braun Fellowship, a three-year award with funding to support research expenses including equipment, travel, and professional services. It is an honor to have been selected, and I’m thrilled to have funding for “Public Literacy, Outsider Libraries, and the Concept of the Remainder,” or what I have been casually calling “trash library research.” Trash libraries, and more generally libraries with collections comprised only of leftovers, discards, waste, and “remainders,” emerged as a thread during my research on protest libraries and now (happily) I am able to turn my attention to it fully. Sincere gratitude to Saginaw Valley State University, the Saginaw Community Foundation, and the Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation.
Wonderful Sherrin! What a compelling focus!