Datatel Datatel Inc., a local company that supplies software and services for higher education, supports the Fairfax County Public Library system during its annual Community Day of Service in May. In 2010, seventeen (17) Datatel employees spent the afternoon volunteering at four library branches. Volunteers worked hard shifting collections, shelf reading, organizing library materials, and locating books placed on hold by customers. In addition to direct volunteer service, Datatel also presented the Fairfax Library Foundation with a check for $1,500. “Community Service has always been an extremely important way for Datatel employees to give back to their community,” said John F. Speer, III, Datatel president and chief operating officer. “It is an integral part of our corporate culture and values”.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. The IMLS has provided a generous grant to the Fairfax County Public Library which is funding An American Future, a program that provides paid internships to recent immigrant youth.
Liberty's Promise Liberty's Promise supports young immigrants in need while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. Our programs aim to make the immigrant experience an affirmative one for young newcomers while instilling in them a sense of pride and support for American ideals of democracy and freedom. By doing so, Liberty's Promise seeks to reaffirm our fundamental egalitarian and democratic traditions for future generations. Liberty's Promise is partnering with the Fairfax County Public Library to provide the An American Future internship program.
Virginia Spartans The Virginia Spartans are a semi-professional football team. They are a member of the Alliance Football League’s Colonial Region and play their games at George Mason University during the summer months. One of the team’s goals is to “build a strong bond with the community by participating in volunteer activities.” In May 2010, several members of the Spartans helped to beautify the grounds of the George Mason Regional Library by pulling weeds and spreading mulch in the beds surrounding the library. The Spartans also recruited a landscaping company, PLM, to assist with their efforts.