Buck raising in a small academic library: endowed book funds are an answer

Leland M. Park (Leland M. Park has been on the staff of the Davidson College Library (N.C.) since 1967 and Director since 1975. He has a Masters in Librarianship from Emory University and a PhD from Florida State University.)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Fund‐raising has become a more important part of the job of academic library directors. Small college libraries with small staffs must devise methods to raise funds, which are not burdensome for any one staff member. Endowed book funds are described here as such a vehicle for fund‐raising. The case described, now 25 years in place, has raised an endowment of over $6 million.



Park, L.M. (2000), "Buck raising in a small academic library: endowed book funds are an answer", The Bottom Line, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 182-186. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880450010355913

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