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Ways to Give

Support our current and long-term growth and excellence in our academic collections.

Support Our Collections

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 together 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:

Friends of the Egan Library

Friends of the Egan Library logo

The Friends of Egan Library includes alumni, faculty, students and community members committed to supporting the Egan Library. The Friends plan community events in 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 8 recent and forthcoming titles from the University of Alaska Press (2023: The Old Woman With Berries on her Lap, Sin Eaters, Water the Rocks Make, Spirit Things, Cabin Stories, The Gwich’in Climate Report, Trouble Will Save You, The Upper Tanana Dene). Must be purchased online through the UA Press website. Discount code will be provided to new and renewing members (or contact the UAS Development Office).
  • Invitations to review and select materials withdrawn from the Egan Library collection.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

Funds Supporting our Collections

  • Verna Carrigan at the switchboard, 1939

    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 and make improvements. A recent improvement was to add an automatic door to the entrance of the library, increasing accessibility to our facility.

  • Robertson Fund bookplate

    R.E. Robertson Memorial Endowment 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 has included several periodical subscriptions. See a selection of Robertson collection purchases located in the library.

  • Swanson Fund bookplate

    Ruth A. and Ernest O. Swanson Memorial Endowment Fund, est. 1983

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

  • William P. Johnson Memorial Endowment Fund, est. 1990

    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 located in the library.

  • Mary Lou King Basketry Collection

    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.

  • Children's Alaskana Spangler Collection bookplate

    Katy Spangler 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.

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