Expanding Our Programs

Each year, the Library works with University departments and organizations to reach nearly 10,000 individuals through course-related instruction, new student orientation, workshops and additional programming. Your gift would support:

  • The Library Director Fund for Innovation and Creativity: Your support will allow for the creation of strategic, impactful resources that enhance the Library‚Äôs reach.
  • Open and Affordable Educational Resources for Students: Open educational resources, such as open textbooks and license text and media used in teaching and learning, are digital and freely accessible. Research shows that underrepresented students have greater academic success when these digital tools are incorporated into the classroom. The Library, Museums and Press offers Open and Affordable Teaching Materials Grants to UD faculty and instructors who make their courses more affordable. Through your support, traditional classroom materials will be transitioned into digital sources available at no cost to UD students, making college more affordable and helping students excel academically.
  • Enhanced Curricular Support: Librarians work hand-in-hand with faculty to offer advanced resources and materials that enhance curriculum and core offerings for students. These hands-on, exploratory learning materials transform the traditional classroom into an innovative experience. With your support, these advanced resources will transform more classrooms through additional librarian-faculty partnerships.
  • Research Engagement and Collaboration: Librarians with expertise in digital scholarship, data services, geographic information systems and copyright collaborate with Blue Hens to help them in their interdisciplinary research. Your support helps provide individualized consultations, workshops and resources on tools and methodologies to elevate research projects.
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