Friends of the Texas A&M University Libraries

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  • Preservation

The Friends of the Texas A&M University Libraries exist to cultivate student success with research collections, digital technology and study spaces; to assist in fundraising for library priorities and to promote membership in the Friends.

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Current Projects

Preservation is a top priority of the Texas A&M University Libraries and the Friends are on board! To support the Libraries' new Preservation Unit and the growth of its programs, the Friends have pledged to raise $150,000 for the following:

  • $50,000 to create The Friends Preservation Assistance Program Fund. This program fund will be used to assist A&M departments or organizations on campus for the next two years that need help protecting and safeguarding their own special collections (e.g. The Corps of Cadets, colleges, etc.)
  • $100,000 will be used to purchase needed equipment for the new Preservation Unit which is tasked with maintenance of the general collection, conservation of Cushing Memorial Library's special collections, digitization, disaster preparedness and recovery and digital preservation of materials for the five Libraries.

Partner with the Friends of the Texas A&M University Libraries and help preserve the spirit of Texas A&M.

Past Friends Projects

Art Restoration

The Friends funded the restoration of the Desert Traders artwork.

Before Treatment
Before Treatment: Most of the damage to the piece was around the woman and the rug beside her.
After Treatment
After Treatment.

Preservation

The Friends funded the production of two marketing videos centered on the Preservation Unit.


Friends of the Libraries Opportunity Scholarship

Chance Medlin, Friends of the Libraries Opportunity Scholarship recipient

Each year, this academic scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded to a staff or student employee at any of the University Libraries that has been accepted into or enrolled in an accredited library science program.

Book History Workshop Sponsor

The Friends of the Libraries have sponsored the Book History Workshop. This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the history of books and printing. Click here to find out more.