Gifts to the Library Fund provide the maximum flexibility to address immediate and high priority needs and to leverage other resources. Examples include employing skilled students to work on special projects, providing educational technology programs for the campus, collaborating with research libraries worldwide to improve access to scholarly resources, and supporting staff development and training opportunities.
Collections Enrichment Fund
The UO Libraries' collection of 3 million volumes, together with a vast number and range of electronic resources, forms the core of teaching, learning, and scholarship at the University of Oregon. The integrated use of traditional print and electronic resources is vital to researchers pursuing the full range of scholarship in their disciplines. Gifts to support the Collections Enrichment Fund help the library purchase books and materials in all formats that enhance the library's collections.
Technology is an integral part of all library services. Students and faculty use computers to locate, review, and retrieve materials. The library offers consulting services to teach faculty how to use technology more effectively in the classroom, as well as web design services for the entire campus. The library administers the campus-wide online courseware system used by all students as an accompaniment to their classes and provides computer classrooms and laboratories for student use. Gifts to the Technology Fund help the library purchase new technology, software, and storage capacity to meet the needs of students and faculty.
Bellotti Family Fund
Recognizing the importance of strong libraries in preparing today's students for a lifetime of learning, Coach Mike Bellotti made a gift to create the Bellotti Family Fund. Also known as the library's opportunity fund, the Bellotti endowment supports the library's efforts to engage in research, development, and experimentation in the areas of information technology, effective teaching, and advancements in access to scholarly resources.