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Fine Arts Library Recording Studio

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
127 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 01, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Fine Arts Library Recording Studio

In the Pursuit of Discovery:

Crowdfunding for the Librarian Ambassadors Fund



When it comes to acquiring research materials at the tier-1 research level, not everything can be delivered to your front door.


There are no routes librarians can explore online to purchase materials because countries do not have the same framework as the US.  And even if a librarian discovers a method for shipping, in reality, often it is cheaper for librarians to pack collections with them on airplanes.


To maintain UT’s subject expertise and to help build and steward effective networks abroad, librarians need to go overseas to make negotiations — face-to-face — for one-of-a-kind purchases that distinguish and develop UT’s collections.


Along with acquiring materials, even more important, it is the responsibility of the librarian to set in motion international relationships, and nurture  them, and create mutual education with our partners abroad on behalf of the Forty Acres.


Librarian Mary Rader with her international colleagues at the National Museum of Pakistan, which stewards the cultural history of Pakistan.

The University of Texas at Austin is unique.  We are the only university in Texas where librarians travel and function like ambassadors. As a result, our collections serve all researchers in Texas and many of our collection items serve as the only copy for the US. Library projects in South & Central America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East keeps the Forty Acres active in the global community.

This spring, the University of Texas Libraries will embark on a crowdfunding campaign to ensure that $20,000 is raised by April 19 so librarians may make  acquisition trips in 2020.


About the University of Texas Libraries:

For 134 years, the University of Texas Libraries have committed to building one of the greatest library collections in the world.  New knowledge emerges only if we continue to expand the universe of information we make available to the Forty Acres, Texas and the world.

Will you help us build and  keep our bridges with the international community intact?



Our way
of Thanking You


Thank you for supporting our project! We will be sending you email updates about the project.

19 of 1000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Social Media Shout Out

Receive a thank you via social media - Facebook: PCL and the UT Libraries, Twitter: @UTLibraries

31 of 400 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015



Receive an invitation to the opening of the Fine Arts Library Recording Studio.

26 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2015


Concert Goer

Receive an invitation to a student band performance in the Fine Arts Library.

1 of 40 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2016



Receive a hand-written thank you note from a student and your name listed on our project description.

2 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2015


Rock Star

Receive a special recording of "The Eyes of Texas," and your name will be listed in the Fine Arts Library Recording Studio.

4 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2015
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