Great universities are known for great libraries. Having secured a place among the nation’s best, the Emory Libraries create profound connections between individual readers and a world of ideas. With resources ranging from a 13th-century manuscript Bible to the latest digital technology, the Emory Libraries invigorate scholarship and learning at the university and in the larger community.
On any given day at the libraries, you might see novelist Salman Rushdie talking about literature with a group of scholars, take in an exhibition of historical photos from the civil rights era, or hear an expert talk about the new field of digital publishing. Emory alumni and friends who value literature and culture will find meaningful opportunities to make charitable investments in the libraries’ collections, programs, and facilities.
Director’s 2013 Priorities
With a new director who is a noted writer, Emory alumna, and longtime Emory leader, Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) has an ambitious year ahead. Director Rosemary Magee 82PhD—who is also vice president and secretary of the university—will champion the 2013 fund-raising priorities outlined below.
Build key collections and expand new ones.
Invest in the expansion of the Robert W. Woodruff Library. Plans include developing a signature, state-of-the-art facility for MARBL, which will be an intersection of community, technology, and groundbreaking use of rare materials.
Increase the endowment. Emory has one of the nation’s youngest leading special collections libraries, and MARBL’s endowment lags those of its peer institutions. A healthy endowment provides ongoing funding to ensure that MARBL continues to thrive.
Develop digital innovations. In response to the new role of academic libraries in research and teaching, MARBL is on a path to become a model research library with distinctive digital resources.
Generate unrestricted support. Unrestricted gifts to the library provide flexible support that allows the director to invest in strategic priorities throughout the year.