Barr Smith Library 2008 appeal
The annual appeal to alumni and the general community to support the University of Adelaide's iconic Barr Smith Library has now been launched for 2008.
The Barr Smith Library is the central library of the University, providing resources to more than 20,000 students - around 85% of the University's total population - with over 2.2 million items in its collection.
The annual Barr Smith Library Appeal, now in its seventh year, has been widely supported to assist the continuing provision of collections relevant to students' studies in today's world.
"The 2007 appeal helped add more than 1000 new titles to the collection, including a number of research and teaching related materials to which regular funds could not stretch, particularly in Science, Medicine and Music," said University Librarian Mr Ray Choate.
Funds from the 2008 Appeal will contribute to the currency of collections in emerging areas of knowledge and research, as well as adding to the broader collection to support general learning and education.
"A donation to the Barr Smith Library Appeal will open doors of learning and opportunity for current students and support an important South Australian resource, ensuring that it can provide for future generations," said Mr Choate.
For more information about the Barr Smith Library Appeal, please contact Helen Paul, Development and Alumni, on (08) 8303 4275.
Story by Lana Guineay