The Campaign for the
University of Minnesota Libraries
The University of Minnesota has embarked on a campaign to set a new course for students, the state, and the world. Through Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign, we will join forces with our philanthropic partners and friends to raise $18 million for the Libraries as part of the University’s overall campaign.
Advancing Knowledge, Enriching Lives
As part of the University of Minnesota’s Driven campaign, the University Libraries is building on its award-winning mission of advancing knowledge and enriching lives. Together, with our donors and friends, we will elevate our capacity to serve our faculty and students, Minnesota, and our global community.
Your investment in the University Libraries helps us to:
A MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN AND DEAN OF LIBRARIES WENDY PRADT LOUGEE
In 2017, the University of Minnesota Libraries received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. We are only the third academic library ever to win the Medal in the program’s 23-year history — a testament to our innovative work in supporting a diverse and expansive set of communities.
Through this campaign, we have chosen to build on our strengths, and we ask you to join us in Advancing Knowledge and Enriching Lives for those on our campuses, for residents throughout the cities and townships of Minnesota, and for scholars around the globe.