Support the Ottenheimer Library

Why support the Ottenheimer Library?

The Ottenheimer Library is essential to the intellectual vitality of the university and central to the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. It is the one unit on campus that affects all academic disciplines.

Why should I give to the Ottenheimer Library?

As the Ottenheimer Library adapts to meet new challenges, private support is more important than ever. The Ottenheimer Library offers innovative methods for teaching, learning, and research and provides immediate and easy access to its collections and services. Contributions help acquire new resources, preserve existing materials, and keep pace with cutting-edge technologies.

Over the years, gifts and endowments have played a major role in shaping the character of the Ottenheimer Library and its ability to promote the mission of UA Little Rock. It is with deep gratitude that we honor the benefactors who have helped advance the library and university through their support.

Unrestricted Endowments and Funds

Ottenheimer Library Development Fund

The library’s general fund that supports ongoing library initiatives.

Endowments that Support Library Materials and Other Activities

Compton Library Fund  

Established in 1991 through the generosity of LaNell Compton in memory of her father Thomas Smith Compton.  Funds are to be used to acquire materials in the humanities.

Fribourgh Fund/Library 

Established in 1994 to honor James Fribourgh. Funds restricted to the purchase of materials in the field of History of Biological Sciences.

Halberg Trust Library Special Projects   

Established in 1991 by Harry Nichols Halberg and Edith Lillian Halberg.

Karen Russ Memorial Fund

Established in 2018 in memory of Karen Russ for her many years of service as government documents librarian at Ottenheimer Library. The fund supports the annual Karen Russ Memorial Award for Excellence in Research, given to the UA Little Rock student who best applies government information to their research.

Sanders Library Endowment    

Established in 2000 by Kathryn Wolpers Sanders, former Director of the Ottenheimer Library, to provide unrestricted funds for the purchase of books and research materials.

Give to the Ottenheimer Library!

Use the online form, or make your gift check payable to “UA Little Rock Foundation,” memo line “UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library Development Fund” or any of the Endowment Funds, and mail it to:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Ottenheimer Library Finance & Administration
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099