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University Libraries Development Board

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UW Libraries Development Board

members of the development board at the fall 2015 meeting

Members of UW Libraries Development Board at the Fall 2015 meeting.

Mission Statement:

UW Libraries Development Board was founded in 2003. Their mission is to serve in a working partnership with administrators, faculty, and staff members of the university to promote the growth and development of the libraries and the university. They aim to increase exposure to and support of communities throughout Wyoming whose information resource needs are served by Wyoming libraries.

Recent Library Development Board Activities:

The Library Development and the McMurry–Spieles Endowment support the annual Author Event. Every year in April, a well-known author is brought to Laramie to give a free public talk about their work.  Later that evening, the author provides another talk at a fund-raising dinner for the library.

Our author talks have included Ann Patchett, David McCullough, Erik Larson and most recently, Kathy Reichs, the forensic anthropologist, writer and producer of the popular TV show, Bones.

Funds raised by the board have purchased study pods, which are tables that serve as collaborative areas where students can work together using different technology. They also purchased the technology equipment for the One-Button Studio, a video recording space for students and faculty to create video projects or practice class presentations.

For more information about our the Library Development Board, contact UW Libraries Administration at (307) 766-3279.


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