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Ways to Give

The Egan Library provides vital and diverse collections in support of research and scholarship at the University of Alaska Southeast. In 2015 we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of our beautiful Auke Lake facility and we continually prepare for a bright future as a location to bring academic collections and services to benefit the UAS community and beyond.

Here are a few ways you can Give in support of the current and long-term growth and excellence in our academic collections:

  • Become a member of the Friends of the Egan Library. A network of the UAS Alumni & Friends, launched in 2015
  • Give to the Friends of the Egan Library Network, or one of the related funds that help support library resources and services.
  • Begin an endowed fund for long-term benefit to the community. The Development Office provides information on how to establish a new fund. Our most recently established fund is the Egan Library Children’s Alaskana Collection.

Friends of the Egan Library

The Friends of Egan Library includes alumni, faculty, students and community members committed to supporting the Egan Library.  The Friends plan community events in 

Friends of the Egan Library logo

support of the Egan Library mission and define potential fundraising opportunities for continued strong support of the library mission.

Membership and Support

  • Friends of the Egan Library Network Membership is $15 /year or $200 for a lifetime membership.
  • Requires an active membership with the UAS Alumni and Friends Association (UASAA): $35-450 
  • An individual annual membership to both FOEL and UASAA start at $50/year total.
  • Online Membership Form
  • Print Membership Form (complete and mail)
  • Give to the Friends of the Egan Library Network or one of the related funds that help support library resources and services.

Benefits of Membership

  • A commemorative Friends of the Egan Library lapel pin.
  • Invitation to the annual UAS Authors' Reception (network members and invited authors only, Spring) and other events throughout the year.
  • Publications highlighting library news and initiatives including FRIENDS' newsletter.
  • 25% discount on new books (from the two most recent catalogs) from the University of Alaska Press.  Must be purchased online through the UA Press/University of Chicago Distribution website.  Discount code will be provided to new and renewing members.

  • Invitations to review and select materials withdrawn from the Egan Library collection.
  • Recognition in the annual Honor Roll of Friends.University of Alaska Press logo

Inaugural Friends of Egan Library members

Thanks to the generosity of the following individuals, our charter members. Members choosing to remain anonymous not listed.

Mona Yarnall
Bobbi McCoy
Mary Riggen
David Campbell
Keni Campbell
Richard Caulfield
Seanna O'Sullivan-Hines
Valerie Stearns
Karen Polley
Lynne Johnson
Heather Mitchell
Maren Haavig
Kristine Allen
Jeri Cary
Patricia Spence
John Pivar
Carol Hedlin
Lori Klein
Alice Taff
Janice McLean
Marshall Lind
Lois Lind
Lawrence Oldaker
Suzanne Curtin
Gloria Merry
Gordon Evans
Wayne Jensen
Rita Jensen
Alison Brown
Kathy Ruddy
Vickie Williams
Katie Bausler
John Pugh
Aaron Brakel
Elise Tomlinson
Jonas Lamb

Funds Supporting our Collections

Thanks to the generous support of our funders we have been able to enhance our collections. If you would like to make a contribution to an endowment fund - the UAS Development Office can help you.

Verna M. Carrigan Library Fund, est. 1992

This endowment provides for the purchase of books, equipment and facilities for the Library.

R.E. Robertson Memorial Fund, est. 1992

This fund is designated for the purchase of  resources on Alaska archaeology, anthropology, history, culture and the like. Resources for these subjects include several periodical subscriptions.  See a selection of Robertson collection purchases.

Ruth A. and Ernest O. Swanson Memorial – UAS Fisheries, est. 1983

This fund is specifically for the purchase of resources supporting fisheries and marine sciences.  See a selection of Swanson collection purchases.

William P. Johnson Memorial Endowment Fund, est. 1990

This fund is for library materials with no restrictions on selection or placement. This fund is usually used to purchase reference collection resources otherwise beyond the library budget. Where possible, selection is focused on titles likely to be relevant for some time.  See a selection of Johnson fund purchases.

Mary Lou King Fund for Basketry

Donation from Mary Lou King, a Juneau resident and basket weaver, for the purchase of books and videos on traditional basketry and woven arts.  Purchases from this fund were made between 2006 and 2008. Ms. King also donated books to the library from her own collection.  Two baskets by Ms. King are featured in the Northwest Coast Art display on the lower level of Egan Library. See the King selections.

Egan Library Children's Alaskana Collection

A fund started by Professor of Education Dr. Katy Spangler, for children's books specializing in the state and cultures of Alaska. See the fiction titles in this collection.

Verna M. Carrigan Library Fund, est. 1992

This endowment provides for the purchase of books, equipment and facilities for the Library. Thank you to the generosity of Ms. Carrigan we have been able to sustain collections, make improvements. A recent improvement was to add an automatic door to the entrance of the library, increasing accessibility to our facility.

credit: P312-103a Alaska State Library, Verna Carrigan Photograph Collection


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