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Endowed Position

The endowment of key library positions permanently enhances the profile of the institution, and its ability to attract and retain nationally recognized library leaders.

Dean of the Library

As the library’s chief executive, the University Librarian is a persuasive advocate, a coalition builder, and an influential spokesperson on national information policy matters. The Librarian’s endowed title will contribute to the incumbent’s ability to create success in all these spheres.


Head of Special Collections

As the leader of a priceless collection of rare and unique materials, the head of Atkins Library’s Special Collections plays a prominent role in the intellectual and cultural life of our region. High visibility is critical to the success of the incumbent in establishing and providing access to great collections.


Subject Librarians

The genius of Atkins’ approach to public service lies in the deep disciplinary knowledge of its librarians. Endowed subject librarian positions will help the library attract individuals whose ability to teach and advise is matched by their credentialed immersion in the subjects they represent.