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Friends of the Libraries Awards

The Friends of the Libraries have distributed more than half a million dollars to librarians and staff over the last 28 years through their annual awards. The awards fund innovative pilot projects, many of which become long running programs supporting the Libraries mission of connecting people with knowledge. The awards are funded through income generated from Friends memberships and the Friends of the Libraries Endowment.

2019 Awards

Lee Pickett Collection - original photo and deteriorated negative
Lee Pickett Collection - original photo and deteriorated negative
  • Preserving the Newspaper Headlines Collection. Jessica Albano, Head, Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers
  • Increase Access to the Grant Haller Photograph Collection. Nicolette Bromberg, Visual Materials Curator
  • Instructional Laptops for UW Tacoma Library.* Alaina Bull, First Year Experience Librarian, UWT
  • Processing and Preservation of the Benjamin McAdoo Architectural Drawings. Kelly Daviduke, Architecture Archivist
  • Improving Access to the PNW Regional Newspaper and Periodical Index. Ann Lally, Digital Collections Curator
  • Triwizard Trivia Tournament: Engaging New Students. Theresa Mudrock, History Librarian
  • "Hundred Years of Dunhuang“ and "History of Jewish Communities in China": Two Exhibitions and Speakers.* Zhija Shen, Director, East Asia Library

    Past Award Projects

    *Partial funding received.