Giving Opportunities

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Thanks to our donors! We appreciate your generosity!

The lists of giving opportunites represent the greatest needs and wishes for the library, Please explore the opportunities below:

Collaborative and Independent Learning Spaces

Coffee Shop $500,000 #1 Student request
Sound Masking $55,000 #2 Student request
Soft study chairs $1,000 each #3 Student request, 6 needed
Enhanced wiring $2,000 To enhance first floor seating
Bike/Treadmill desk $400/$1500 each Favorable comments on survey
Soft study carrel cluster $40,000 minimum Student priority for 3rd floor
Wall Art – specific $1,500 Lower priority, given other needs
Wall Art, not specified $10,000 Creates stimulating learning space
Unified service desk $100,000 To simplify user engagement
Drain for Rare Books Room Est. pending To reduce summer humidity
Renovate Floors 2 & 3 $5,000,000 Based on study completed fall 2015
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2017 Book Campaign $35-$2000 Buy a Book from our Wishlist
Sponsor MU author $1,000 – $5,000 Provide free use via open access
Open Access Author Support Fund Any amount Contribute to free, open access articles
Honor with Books Program $100 – $800 A great way to honor someone special
Donate books and journals NA Contact Renita Richmond to donate materials
Online Journal Back-files $ 5,000 Free up shelf space for user seating
Support for online journal $300-$10,000 Provide online use for MU campus



Services — Endowed Positions

  • Director
    Provides administrative services and leadership for the Health Sciences Libraries. The unique aspects of the health care environment require leadership with specialized health library experience in this position.
  • New: Biomedical Sciences Librarian
    Serves as a liaison to biomedical research programs, centers, and departments in order to develop library partnerships in support of research. This position will require a candidate with a background in science or informatics.
  • Additional: Education Librarian
    Enhances undergraduate and graduate education, provides users with learning tools for accessing information, presenting data, and managing electronic bibliographies. Programs served include a broad spectrum of health professional programs, such as nursing, medicine, medical specialties, health professions, health informatics, and public health.

"Extra's" Category

  • Video content for anatomy, lab experiments, cross-cultural issues, etc.
  • Support for literature in healthcare collection and programming
  • Display case
  • Art-hanging devices for a display wall
  • New Technology, such as 3-d printer or the anatomage table, such as the one at the University of Michigan’s Taubman Library

Contact Us
For further information, please contact Matt Gaunt, Libraries Director of Advancement, to learn more about how to Support the MU Libraries.


Prepared by Deb Ward
Director, Health Sciences Libraries
October 13, 2016