Keeping Pace with Research Requirements
An outstanding university must have an outstanding library. Despite the proliferation of electronic resources, our circulation statistics remain high and we maintain a steady stream of guests. The campaign for Michigan State University will enable the MSU Libraries to keep pace with faculty and students’ need for extensive, up-to-date print and online collections, and research consultation services provided by expert subject specialist librarians. Our priorities are to endow a director and a head of special collections. We also seek to create endowments that will support and grow our library collections, digitize our rare materials and Turfgrass Information Center, and assist us in creating a modern and functional library facility.
MSU Libraries seek to raise $25.0 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds.
To date we have raised $28.9 million, but more private support is needed to achieve our full potential and propel this great university forward.
Director of Development
“There is a straight line from the strength of a library to the success of a research university.”