In the Pursuit of Discovery:
Support the Librarian Ambassadors Fund
When it comes to acquiring research materials at the tier-1 research level, not everything can be delivered to your front door. There are no routes librarians can explore online to purchase materials because countries do not have the same framework as the US. And even if a librarian discovers a method for shipping, in reality, often it is cheaper for librarians to pack collections with them on airplanes.
To maintain UT’s subject expertise and to help build and steward effective networks abroad, librarians need to go overseas to make negotiations—face-to-face—for one-of-a-kind purchases that distinguish and develop UT’s collections.
Along with acquiring materials, even more important is the responsibility of the librarian to set in motion international relationships, and nurture them, and create mutual education with our partners abroad on behalf of the Forty Acres.
The University of Texas at Austin is unique. We are the only university in Texas where librarians travel and function like ambassadors. As a result, our collections serve all researchers in Texas and many of our collection items serve as the only copy for the US. Library projects in South & Central America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East keeps the Forty Acres active in the global community.
We need to ensure that $20,000 is raised by April 19 so librarians may make acquisition trips in 2020.
In the Pursuit of Discovery with the Next Generation of Longhorns:
Help the 2019 Senior Class fundraise for the Libraries Tomorrow Fund
For 135 years, the Libraries have been the heart of the Forty Acres. They were your destination for all-nighters, your meeting ground for group study projects, your research guides, the place you wrote countless papers, and your nook where you took a breath between classes.
The Class of 2019 surveyed fellow graduates and learned that the most appreciated resource on campus was the Libraries. The Libraries have become a large part of their college memories, just like yours. Because of that, they want to give back to the Tomorrow Fund.
The Tomorrow Fund will help build collaborative spaces with a larger digital infrastructure. Building digital capacity will connect Longhorns with an unimaginable amount of research material. Supporting the fund ensures library spaces reflect the needs of students, faculty, and researchers for generations to come.
Help the Class of 2019 and the next generation of Longhorns by making a gift of $20.19 or more.
About the University of Texas Libraries
For 135 years, the University of Texas Libraries have committed to building one of the greatest library collections in the world. New knowledge emerges only if we continue to expand the universe of information we make available to the Forty Acres, Texas and the world.