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Home -- Friends Of The Libraries. Today, the Friends of the Libraries is an association of donors dedicated to developing private support for the MU Libraries. Us! Pay by credit card or use our Membership Form. For more information, please contact Ali Sauer at or at sauera missouri. Members of the Friends work together to organize programs, to raise funds and to advocate for enhanced library collections and services. The Friends organization has made substantial cash donations through the years to fund the purchase of materials and to enhance library facilities used by students, faculty, staff and the community.
Individual members have also donated rare and valuable books or other materials that enhance the collections and status of the MU Libraries. The Friends encourage not only bequests of funds but also gifts-in-kind to support The Columbia Missouri friend and research for future generations of students and scholars. Inthe original north doors of the main campus library were extensively renovated through the generosity of members of the Friends.
Remodeling of Friends of the Libraries Colonnade. Inthe Friends renovated the central corridor of Ellis Library, leading from the north entrance into the south addition. The area now unifies the main floor of Ellis Library, and provides an area for exhibits, gatherings and special events.
Gifts of Books: In May,two members of the Friends donated volumes of what they thought were old family bibles. Upon receiving their gift, we determined that the donation was a rare three-volume text printed in the 16 th century. Only four copies were known to exist, and two of these were owned by Harvard and Oxford Universities. Gifts of Funds: Sincethe Friends have raised ificant funds for the MU Libraries through special events and other activities. The MU Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper Contest seeks to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students at the University of The Columbia Missouri friend.
Any undergraduate in any discipline is invited to enter the contest, which will be judged by a panel of librarians, members of The Friends of the MU Libraries, and MU faculty members.
Further information is available here. The Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest is open to Missouri high school students in the 9 th through 12 th grades. Each high school may choose one entry each year to submit to the contest. Essays may not have been submitted to any contest or have been ly published.
Cash prizes are awarded for the top two essays submitted.The Columbia Missouri friend
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