Alum Contributes to University of Michigan Library

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Stephen S. Clark '74 was commended in June by the University of Michigan Office of Development for his generous donations to the University of Michigan Library. Clark provided one of the library's single largest financial gifts ever, which will be used during fall 2011 to establish the Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Spatial and Numeric Data Services in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

The library will feature access to a wealth of government datasets that can be projected onto maps to illuminate the meaning and significance of the information. It is expected that the library will be an advanced resource for scholars on campus and beyond.

Clark has made other important donations to the library including a gift to support the 2008 acquisition of the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The EBM rapidly produces copies of any of the hundreds of thousands of out-of-copyright books from the Library's digital collections. It can print, bind and trim a library-quality, 300-page book, including a full-color cover, in about seven minutes.

Clark is the Chairman and CEO of Dwyer Instruments, Inc., of Michigan City, Indiana. Founded in 1931, Dwyer is a leading manufacturer in the controls and instrumentation industry that serves major markets such as HVAC, chemical, food, energy and pollution control.