UK Director of Libraries Paul
Willis said success in building the endowment stems from ongoing efforts of William T.
Young as the library campaign chairperson.
Sept. 29, 2000
gifts to the University of Kentucky Libraries have
pushed the book endowment to $55 million, an amount
that tops all other public institutions and is second
only to Harvard in a recent survey.
spring 2000 survey by Virginia Tech showed UKs
endowment stood at $21.147 million in 1999, but the
amount was doubled by gifts received since the survey
was conducted. Two gifts, totaling $5.025 million,
were reported to the UK Board of Trustees last week,
bringing the book endowment to $55 million.
Director of Libraries Paul Willis said success in
building the endowment stems from the ongoing efforts
of William T. Young as the library campaign chairperson,
and the positive reactions to the new library that
bears his name.The William T. Young Library, which
opened in April 1998, vastly increased student and
faculty access to information via technology and has
attracted more than 2.6 million on-site visits.
Virginia Tech survey was based on figures reported
during 1999. The survey assembled figures reported
by public universities and private institutions that
chose to participate.