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2013 Friends' Annual Gift Announced

$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.

Bonnie Postlethwaite & Oliver Burnette with $35k check 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.

2013 Friends' Scholarship Recipient Announced

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.

Neha Shah 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.

48th Friends' Annual Celebration - April 4

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.

Help spread the word by sharing this announcement, and posting the event flier.

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UMKC Friends of the Library's 48th Annual Celebration

April 4, 2013

5:30-8:00

Grand Street Cafe' event space

4740 Grand Avenue, KCMO 64112

Click here to buy tickets now.

Ticket Prices:

  • $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.

For more information, call 816-235-5828.  Relay Missouri: 800-735-2466 (voice); 711 (TTY)

Get $500 for School - Apply by March 11, 2013

Call for Applicants for UMKC Friends of the Library Annual Scholarship 2013

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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.

Annual Gift Faculty Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted - Deadline Jan. 31, 2013

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:

Farnsworth "Leon Jordan" book reception - Oct. 25

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

Dr. Robert Farnsworth

Thursday, Oct. 25

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Miller Nichols Library

Conf. Rm 303

Leon M. Jordan
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.

2nd Annual Homecoming Book Sale Extravaganza Oct. 5-6

2012 FOL Book Sale FlyerJoin 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

To donate items for this or future sales call 816-235-1682 to schedule your tax-deductible donation.

2012 Scholarship Winner Announced

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".