Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

MSU Libraries raises second-highest amount in Give Green Day history

Authored by
Elise Jajuga

EAST LANSING, Mich., April 2024 – The Michigan State University Libraries echoed the overall success of MSU this past Give Green Day in raising the second-highest gift amount since the program’s inception.

Beginning in 2016, Spartans from all over the world have been coming together on Give Green Day to show support for MSU. On March 12 of this year the University raised $1.46M for Give Green Day, the second-highest amount in the history of the campaign, with a total of 6,905 gifts. The contribution of the MSU Libraries to this outstanding number included $11,900 from 82 total gifts, with the majority of the funds going to support student programming. The Student Programming Fund received $9,600 from 54 gifts, which will be primarily used to expand extracurricular learning opportunities with a focus on community building. In addition to raising the second-highest amount of funds in Give Green Day history, MSU Libraries also unlocked the matching challenge gift from MSU Federal Credit Union, and in doing so had the highest number of staff gifts in any unit during a specific hour of the day.

MSU Libraries Head of Outreach and Engagement Holly Flynn was thrilled about the amount raised by the Libraries and the support it will lend to the activities and services her unit provides. “It’s always amazing to see the community come together on Give Green Day, but this year was close to exceptional,” she said. “These funds will allow the Libraries to continue to expand upon our rich variety of programming for students, including talks by award-winning authors, film screenings, educational resource fairs and more.”

The programming around the upcoming finals week activities at the MSU Libraries is a good example of where this year’s Give Green Day funding could be allocated in the future, Flynn said. The finals week events lineup for this semester, supported by MSU Federal Credit Union, includes the Libraries’ famous Night of a Thousand Donuts beginning at 7 p.m. on April 16, where Libraries employees will be handing out donuts, coffee, juice and fruit to students at both the Main Library and William C. Gast Business Library. Other activities and services scheduled to help students stay motivated leading up to finals week include therapy dogs, crafting meetups in the Hollander Makerspace, gaming and virtual reality opportunities, and a honey tasting. The MSU Federal Credit Union will also have an information table available at the Libraries on April 17, 18, 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

MSU Libraries Director of Development Caitlyn Perry Dial emphasized the significance of the Give Green Day 2024 campaign in providing student support at the Libraries. “Student programming funds are the heartbeat of MSU Libraries, which is both the center of academic life on campus and a hub for community building,” Dial said. “By supporting student programming, we not only invest in the growth and enrichment of our student body but also fortify the very foundation of our libraries as vibrant hubs of learning, innovation and inclusive intellectual exchange.”

To learn more about supporting student programming at MSU Libraries, visit the online giving page here.

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