The Office of 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. The funding we acquire is used to strengthen collections, purchase new technology, and preserve the University’s rich history. Please feel free to contact us if you have a question or would like to discuss giving opportunities.

Scott Koeneman
Assistant Dean of Libraries for Advancement
(217) 333-8962

“The University of Illinois Library stands among the great libraries of the world. It is my honor to play a role in helping it maintain and build on that greatness.”

— Scott Koeneman


Director of Advancement for Major Gifts

(217) 300-1623

Associate Director of Advancement for Stewardship and Donor Relations

(217) 333-5686

Administrative Aide

(217) 300-5233

Office Manager

(217) 333-5683