$35,000 gift from Friends of the Library supports collection development
Since 1966, UMKC Friends of the Library have presented the University Libraries and the UMKC community with an Annual Gift. The 2013 awards were announced at the Friends annual celebration on April 4 at Grand Street Cafe.
For our 48th Annual Gift, the Friends donate $35,000 for the purchase of books, DVDs, recordings, data sets, periodical back files, and music scores. The cumulative amount of the Friends’ Annual Gifts exceeds $1.3 million.
This year we Friends received 22 proposals with requests totaling nearly $36,000. The Selections Committee carefully consider each proposal and may recommend no, full, or partial funding of proposals. A complete list of recipients is available online.
The Annual Gift is made possible through endowment distributions, membership dues, and book sale proceeds.
Neha Shah, UMKC School of Pharmacy student, awarded $500 towards Fall 2014 tuition and fee.
April 4, 2013 UMKC Friends of the Library announced Shah as the fifth recipient of their annual scholarship at their 48th annual celebration, "FOL 2.0" at Grand Street Cafe.
The Friends scholarship is available to degree seeking students of any level from any school or discipline, with preference given to those with a cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher.
To apply, students were asked to submit and original piece written in response to the statement "How UMKC's libraries are a VALUE and why they are VALUABLE to me."
Neha's essay was selected from 23 entries.
At this year's event we celebrate the Friends’ contributions to the growth and success of UMKC Libraries! Come meet and mingle with new library dean, Bonnie Postlethwaite, and learn about a "reboot" of our organization's membership structure and vision, as we evolve to remain relevant and vital in the new age of libraries.
UMKC Friends of the Library's 48th Annual Celebration
April 4, 2013
Grand Street Cafe' event space
4740 Grand Avenue, KCMO 64112
- $25 advance single ticket, $30 at the door
- $40 advance pair tickets, $50 at the door
Hors d'oeuvours, wine, beer, and soft drinks provided.
Call for Applicants for UMKC Friends of the Library Annual Scholarship 2013
Submit your 500-1000 word original piece written in response to the statement "How UMKC Libraries' are a VALUE and why they are VALUABLE to me." for a chance to earn a $500 scholarship.
Applications should be submitted electronically no later than March 11, 2013 and should include the following student information: name, student ID#, e-mail address, street address, phone number, degree program being sought, UMKC department and school, current level/year, and expected graduation date.
Award is available to degree seeking students of any level from any school or discipline, with preference given to those with a cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher. Award will be applied to Fall 2014 tuition and fees.
Applicants are advised that all materials become the property of the Friends upon submittal and may be used in promoting UMKC Libraries.
Winner to be announced April 4, 2013 at the Friends of the Library Annual Celebration at Grand Street Cafe.
Help spread the word by posting or forwarding the announcement flier.
Since 1966, UMKC Friends of the Libraries have presented the Libraries and the UMKC community with an Annual Gift for the purchase of new library resources. Made possible through special gifts, membership dues, and book sale proceeds, the Friends donated over $26,000 for books, videos, recordings, periodical backfiles, music scores in 2012.
Proposals are now being accepted for 2013 requests.
For more information on how to apply, download the following application materials:
UMKC Libraries & UMKC Friends of the Library invite you to a special reception honoring Dr. Robert Farnsworth, Professor Emeritus, UMKC Department of English commemorating the electronic publication of his book, Leon Mercer Jordan, The Founder of Freedom, Inc. Following in the Footsteps of his Father & Grandfather
Thursday, Oct. 25
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Miller Nichols Library
Conf. Rm 303
|Dr. Robert Farnsworth||Leon M. Jordan|
Read more information about Dr. Farnsworth’s book and research.
Dr. Farnworth’s book is available to download or read online through MOSpace.
Join us for our 2nd Annual Homecoming Book Sale!
Don't miss this great opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, CDS, DVDs, LPs, sheet music, and more at super BARGAIN prices (most under $2!). Better yet, 100% of proceeds benefit UMKC's Dental, Health Sciences, Miller Nichols, and Music Media Libraries. Help spread the word by forwarding and printing and posting a copy of our sale flyer.
Friday, October 5
- 10a - 4p, Miller Nichols Library, ground floor
Saturday, October 6
- 8:30a-1p, Homecoming Block Party on the Quad
- 10a - 1p, Miller Nichols Library, ground floor
Kelsay Roth, UMKC School of Nursing student, awarded $500 towards Fall 2013 tuition and fee.
April 17, 2012 UMKC Friends of the Library announced Roth as the fourth recipient of their annual scholarship at their 47th annual celebration, "Treasure Hunt: An exploration of the art and artifacts of UMKC Libaries LaBudde Special Collections".