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The University Library's Office of Advancement

The library is often considered the heart of a university.  That is especially true at the University of Illinois.  The Library here is central to the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service.  As it adapts to meet new challenges, private support is imperative and needed now more than ever. 

The Office of Library Advancement works to garner interest and secure external funds from Illinois alumni and friends, to provide visibility for the Library through its programs and events, and to promote the Library within the Illinois campus and the community-at-large.  Advancement staff, under the guidance of accomplished University Library fundraising professional, Vicki Trimble, acquires funding that is used to strengthen collections, purchase new technology, and preserve the University’s rich history.

Gifts to the Library keep information resources up-to-date, comprehensive, and available to all University students, faculty, and staff.  To learn how you can become more involved or for additional information, please contact any member of our advancement team below.

Office of Library Advancement
1408 West Gregory Drive, Room 227
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-5682 Fax: (217) 244-7201

Questions and Information: friends@library.illinois.edu


 

Vicki Trimble

Vicki Trimble
Assistant Dean of Libraries for Advancement
vtrimble@illinois.edu

Jason Quackenbush

Jason Quackenbush
Associate Director of Advancement
for Annual Funds
jvq@illinois.edu

Heather Murphy
Heather Murphy
Associate Director of Advancement
for Publications and Public Affairs
hmurphy@illinois.edu

Vicki Sparks
Vicki Sparks
Administrative Aide
vsparks@illinois.edu

Krystle Simmons 
Krystle Simmons
Office Support Specialist 
klsimmns@illinois.edu