The University of North Texas Libraries' Dean's Innovation Grant, formerly known as the Green Light To Greatness Award, provides funding to research and projects within the UNT Libraries that promote scholarship and contribute to the gathering of knowledge that helps improve our libraries, our university, and the community.


Dean's Innovation Grant 2017 Awardees

​Jake Mangum, Josh Sylve, Samantha Lawrence, Jeffrey Merrill

Project Title 

The Portal to Texas History User Guide Video

Project Description 

The completely redesigned user interface of The Portal to Texas History has encouraged historians, genealogists, and everyday users to research their individual areas of interests. Internal user testing continues to uncover insights on how users interact with the Portal's vast catalog of public records, historical documents and artifacts. In order to create awareness with the public of all of the potential uses of the Portal in the areas of research, instruction, and casual discovery, the Library's External Relations division would like to produce·a high-end video to showcase the breadth of the Portal and its newest features.