We are the academic heart of Washington State University, with three libraries on the Pullman campus – Holland and Terrell Libraries, Owen Science and Engineering Library, and the Animal Health Library – and WSU’s urban campuses in Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Spokane, and the Energy Library in Olympia, WA. We serve not only students but the faculty who instruct and mentor them, and the staff who help shepherd them through their academic careers and beyond.
The WSU Libraries maintains a collection of more than two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions, but our reach extends far beyond reading materials. Dedicated instruction librarians taught more than 1,000 student sessions last academic year; our libraries house spaces conducive to individual and collaborative learning through state-of-the-art technology, moveable chairs, tables, and whiteboards; and, on the Pullman campus alone, we employ more than 100 student employees who are gaining valuable life skills while paying for their educations.
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Please consider a gift to support the WSU Libraries priorities below:
Library Excellence Fund
Unrestricted dollars enable the WSU Libraries to direct private support to the areas of greatest need, which change from year to year.
Glenn Terrell Endowment for Excellence in Student Services
Named in honor of Dr. Glenn Terrell, WSU’s seventh president, this endowment provides crucial funding in a number of areas, including the acquisition of cutting-edge technology; design and implementation of collaborative learning spaces; and access to a rich array of electronic and print resources.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) Development Fund
MASC’s primary responsibility is the acquisition, administration, and preservation of millions of items not in circulation, many of which are rare and unique. Collections include, among others, the personal, working library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf; a first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses; and the Gallup Collection that contains some volumes dating to the 17th century. In addition to supporting acquisition and preservation, gifts to the MASC Development Fund enable the production of exhibits that introduce these collections to WSU and its surrounding communities.
Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) Development Fund
This fund gives the CDSC, a program created in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, the flexibility to continue its work of partnering with Native American and indigenous communities to support the ethical curation of cultural resources; train graduate students and provide opportunities for faculty development across campus; and support curriculum development, particularly by the introduction of technology into courses.
Philip and Elaine Barden Student Employment Endowment
The Barden endowment was created by Diana and Thomas Prenguber in honor of Diana’s parents, Philip and Elaine Barden. The proceeds from this endowment fund the hiring of undergraduate and graduate students in the WSU Libraries.
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