Tuesday, December 17, 2013

UK librarian creates government information endowment

A primary mission of UK Libraries is to assure that students, faculty, and the citizens of Kentucky have access to the information they need.  Thanks to a generous gift from one of our own faculty colleagues, future generations will have rapid and easy access to government information and resources. 

After receiving last year’s Paul A Willis Outstanding Faculty Award and a cash gift, Sandee McAninch decided to re-invest the award funds into the area of UK Libraries where she had spent her professional career and had received national recognition for her work – Government Documents.  With an endowment established, this year Sandee made a substantial additional gift to the endowment.  

The Sandra McAninch Endowment in Government Information will assist UK Libraries in cataloging, preserving, and providing access to federal government information and resources.  A government documents librarian for many years, Sandee’s hope is that her gift will not only serve UK Libraries, but also increase awareness about the importance of preserving and providing access to government information throughout Kentucky and the nation.
Sandee, her husband Glen, and daughter Kelly (a Ph.D. candidate in Communications at the University of Illinois) were also present for the signing of the endowment agreement.

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