High Tech with a Human Touch
Information for Donors of Books and Other Information Resources
Since its beginning, the Evans Library has been enriched by generous gifts from campus donors and the community. The library continues welcomes gifts that support the university’s undergraduate and graduate curricula and research programs.
Relatively current scientific and technical materials may be of value, if the library does not own sufficient copies to meet student and faculty needs. Classic works in the humanities, business, psychology, and the basic sciences may also be of value.
The library depends on gifts and advice from university faculty to develop a collection suited to the needs of both faculty and students. Staff members seek faculty expertise to develop selection criteria and core lists relevant to their disciplines, to review gifts, and to select materials appropriate for the collection.
Faculty members are asked to coordinate their gifts with their Library Information Advocate, if possible. Faculty may provide special instructions for the disposition of selected items, and may request that their donations be returned in the event they are not added to the collection. Gifts received without special instruction are evaluated according to the library’s selection procedures.
Gifts from the community must be approved by library staff beforehand. If the gift is within the scope of the academic and research programs of the university, it will be considered for addition to the collection. Community donors are asked to contact the library at 674-8086 or the Gifts Coordinator at 674-8955 prior to bringing in a donation.
Donors receive letters of thanks from the University Development Office and, unless they request otherwise, receive recognition for their generosity in Library publications or on the Library website.
The library cannot return gifts donated by community members, students, staff, or alumni. All gifts become property of the Library. Gifts not selected for the collection (with the exception of specified faculty donations) may be sold or otherwise disposed of at the discretion of the library.