Giving to OSU Libraries
A premier university deserves a premier library. At Oregon State University, we are transforming the ways our students and faculty use the library through three initiatives:
- Developing tools to allow faculty and students faster ways to discover and access information
- Strategically investing in print materials and building digital collections
- Teaching students information-seeking skills that will enable them to be successful in class and throughout their careers
Your contribution to the OSU Libraries is an investment in the present and the future of our students and faculty.
The Libraries specific campaign goal is to raise $6.5 million which will increase funding our four major goals.
Endowed Faculty Positions
Support for these positions will ensure that the Library can recruit and retain the best possible faculty, especially in the areas of Special Collections, Archives, undergraduate learning, and the Guin Library.
Endowed and Current-use Funds for Collections$2,000,000
Endowments for collections are critical to providing and maintaining current, accessible information necessary for good research, teaching and scholarship. Current-use funds will also have an immediate impact on improving collections.
Technological Innovation Funds$1,000,000
Innovation support makes the difference between OSU Libraries being good and being excellent. These resources allow the library to seize new opportunities, leverage grant funding, respond quickly to information requests, and keep pace with changing technologies.
Endowed fellowships allow the library to support exceptional graduate students who implement library projects, such as providing better access to natural resources information, teaching literacy skills and uncovering treasures in our archives and special collections.