Contributions to the Dean's Fund are put to work immediately to enhance learning, scholarly research and digital exploration. Your gift to the Dean’s Fund provides the Dean with flexibility to adapt to evolving student and faculty needs.
The Library Endowment at SJSU is comprised of a number of endowed funds. As a donor, you are invited to contribute to the growth and vitality of the University Library collections and services by making a gift to any of our existing endowments or by creating one of your own.
For more information, contact Tracy Elliott, Dean of the University Library 1-408-808-2419 or Tracy.Elliott@sjsu.edu.
This endowment was established to enrich and enlarge the University Library's chemistry collection for teaching, learning, and research. Funds will support acquisition of print and electronic chemistry books as well as digital chemistry information resources and databases.See all items purchased with this fund
The purpose of this endowment, created in memory of Janet W. Noah, is to enable the University Library to enrich and enlarge its treasury of children’s literature and to develop its collection of information resources on the study of teaching of children’s literature.See all items purchased with this fund
This endowment has been established to benefit the King Library and the College of the Social Sciences. The funds will specifically support the Asian American Studies Center Collection and the Chicano Studies Center Collection of the Cultural Heritage Center of the King Library at San José State University.See all items purchased with this fund
This endowment fund was established to support existing database subscriptions and to enhance the current collections with new subscriptions, including subscriptions for e-journals and e-books.
In honor of the largest graduate degree program at San Jose State, this endowment was created to provide resources to support one of the most recognized library science curricula in the world.
The Nancy & Kenneth Wiener Social Work Collection Endowment will be used to enable the University Library to enrich and enlarge its collections in support of teaching, learning and research in social work through the acquisition of print and electronic social work books and the licensing of digital social work resources and databases.
This fund was established by a fifth-generation Californian, Patricia Rowe Burns, to encourage others to develop interest and research in California history, particularly of the early Spanish and French settlers.See all items purchased with this fund
A fund established in partnership with the Portuguese American community, this endowment will allow the King Library to significantly enhance its holdings in all areas of Portuguese literature, art, history and social studies, and allow for the expansion of its cultural heritage collections.See all items purchased with this fund
This endowment fund was established to expand and enhance those holdings that are absolutely unique to our library, exclusive materials that are found nowhere else, including the extensive University Archives.
Pre-Endowments (Principal less than $25,000)
This pre-endowment fund has been established to support programming for the Cultural Heritage Center (CHC). The CHC collections and programs focus on U.S. race/ethnic studies and/or people: Africana, Asian American, and Chicano.
This pre-endowment will support professional development opportunities for SJSU librarians and staff, making it possible for them to keep current with the trends and developments in relevant technologies, library services to diverse populations and the evolving field of librarianship.
Established by the SJSU History Dept, this fund supports the purchase of books and other materials about English and Irish history and affairs.
Endowments are created with a donation and the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the purpose of the endowment. Donations under $25,000 are considered pre-endowments, which need to be built up to a minimum balance of $25,000 within five years of being established to become a permanent endowment. The contribution is invested and will earn interest in perpetuity. The Library uses a percentage of the accrued interest to fulfill the purpose of the endowment while the remaining interest is reinvested into the endowment to ensure continuous growth. The principal of an endowment is never spent. It is forever a source of revenue for the Library.
Book endowments can be created in the subject area of your choice, and each book purchased using money from the endowment bears a specially designed, individual bookplate.