Gifts At Work

Gifts to the Library touch every program, scholar, and student at Illinois.

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On April 13, faculty, staff, students, and Library Friends gathered in the International and Area Studies (IAS) Library to celebrate the legacy of Professor Ralph Fisher; Professor Christopher “Kit” Condill and Professor Joseph Lenkart, the very first …

Although it was years ago, I have such positive memories of the University Library—all of the kind help I received getting books and finding journals for my research. The collection was excellent. I never forgot that, and it feels really good now to support such a great place of learning, one of my lifelong values.

— Page Speiser

MSW, 1983

More Gifts at Work Stories

The University Library was fortunate enough to host not one, but three special events to recognize extraordinary faculty and their accomplishments. In ceremonies this past fall, Christopher J. Prom, William H. Mischo, and Clara M. Chu were formally inv …

Professor Laurence H. Miller, former University Library faculty member, has established the Larry and Mary Miller Endowment Fund. The new endowment will fund a professorship or scholars program and support Slavic, East European, and Eurasian collection …

Gifts at Work

A gift from a Library Friend has funded a display case (and permanent home) for a camera belonging to the Illinois alumnus who shaped 20th-century journalism.

Gifts at Work

A gift from an Illinois alumna and Library Friend has established The Berthold Family Professorship in Information Access and Discovery.

A “treasure trove for researchers.”

The poet’s important papers ultimately landed at Illinois, and the financial support of Library Friends was vital in making it happen.

Gifts at Work

The story of Jina Park, a recent alumna of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), wonderfully illustrates how the generosity of alumni and friends creates opportunities for bright, ambitious students to strengthen their own ski …

Gifts at Work

Meet Library Intern Margaret Joyce. The digitization work she’s doing in HPNL is made possible through a generous gift from a Friend of the Library.