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Funds

Ann Birnbaum Endowed Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Fund

Gifts invested will provide support to be used at the discretion of the Dean of the University Libraries, or his/her designee, to support students assisting in the management of Special Collections materials. This experience will allow students to develop skills in areas such as accessioning, description, preservation and conservation, translation, processing and organizing, dissemination and outreach. This endowment was created by Ann M. Birnbaum, Ph.D. Any student who receives support from this fund shall be known as a University of Washington Birnbaum Library Fellow.

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Byun Lee Ok-Soon East Asia Library Endowed Student Support Fund

Gifts invested to provide support for undergraduate and graduate student employees at the Tateuchi East Asia Library.

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East Asia Library Professional Training Fund

To support Tateuchi East Asia Library professional training institutes for their librarians to build stronger expertise in collection development in all formats, collection maintenance and patron services.

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Gerald J. Oppenheimer Endowed Fund for the Professional Development of Health Sciences Librarians

Gifts invested will provide support for access to conferences, training sessions, symposia and other professional development opportunities for Health Sciences Librarians to advance their knowledge. The fund was created in Gerry Oppenheimer’s honor through a gift from Nancy Blase, who retired from UW Libraries in 2006.

Gerry Oppenheimer was a leader in the profession of health sciences librarianship and played a key role in improving information access for health professionals across the Pacific Northwest. He worked as a librarian at the Seattle Public Library and a manager of information services at Boeing Scientific Research Laboratories. He later became head of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington Libraries and finally Director of the Health Sciences Library, retiring from this position after 24 years. Gerry was most proud of how the UW Health Sciences Library grew during his tenure, his role in helping to start the Association of Academic Health Services Libraries, and his contributions to the Phi Beta Kappa Society as Executive Secretary, Alpha of Washington and Vice President, Puget Sound Association.

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Helen Johns Library Staff Endowment

Gifts invested will provide support for staff development, including but not limited to, training, conferences, workshops and associated costs.

This gift was received from the estate of Helen Johns, who was the Head of the University Libraries Circulation Division for 28 years. She loved her work and the Libraries and this endowment was created from her bequest.

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James Leland Dirks, Jr. Library Preservation Endowed Fund

Gifts invested will provide support for an Information School student or students working at the UW Libraries in support of preservation.

The James Leland Dirks, Jr. Library Preservation Endowed Fund was established in July 2012 by long-time Libraries friend and champion, Lee Dirks. In Lee’s words, “It is my intention, with this endowment, to help preserve both the general and special collections of the University of Washington while enabling students to gain valuable experience towards their potential career in the library field and beyond.”

Lee was a 1990 graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the holder of an Advanced Certificate in Preservation Administration from the Columbia University School of Library Science. He was passionate about the preservation of library materials and simultaneously committed to supporting students in their pursuit of a UW Information School degree. As a Director in the Connections team at Microsoft Research, Lee worked closely with the UW Libraries on current and future issues at the heart of academic research and education.

In August 2012, Lee and his wife, Judy Lew, were tragically killed in an automobile accident while on vacation in Peru. They are both greatly missed.

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Jane E. Decker Endowed Libraries Student Support Fund

Gifts invested will provide support for students employed by the University of Washington Bothell in attending conferences, workshops, or trainings that align with their educational or career goals. Examples include: presenting the results of their undergraduate or graduate research project at a conference, participating in a diversity or community engagement workshop, and attending a training session that addresses skills needed to advance their goals. Find out more about Jane E. Decker Awards.

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Joseph and Jill McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship

Gifts invested will support financial assistance for graduate students from underrepresented populations who are pursuing their Master of Library and Information Science degree in the Information School.

The donors of this scholarship, Jill and Joe McKinstry, believe that a diverse learning environment enhances the education of all students and that a UW learning experience should be available to all members of our community.

Learn more about the McKinstry Fellowship and its recipients.

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Libraries RenewU Employee Scholarship Fund

To support UW Library employees who are pursuing a UW degree.

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Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Funds

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Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards Fund

To facilitate support for UW Libraries’ sponsoring of an annual library research award competition.

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McKinstry Libraries Fellowship Operating Fund

Gifts provide support that’s available for current use to enhance the financial assistance awarded from the McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship. Activities may include collections, lectures and scholarships for graduate students employed by the University Libraries. The choice has been to award one fellowship to graduate students from underrepresented populations who are pursuing their Master of Library and Information Science degree in the Information School.

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Wang Gesen and Zhou Guangqin East Asia Library Endowed Student Support Fund

Gifts invested to provide support for undergraduate and graduate student employees at the Tateuchi East Asia Library.

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