Rasmuson Foundation awards UAA $300,000 to expand Alaska Joint Library Catalog

by Michelle Saport  |   

The Rasmuson Foundation recently announced a gift of $300,000 to UAA to expand the Alaska Joint Library Catalog.

By offering a shared catalog and circulation system, the Alaska Joint Library Catalog greatly increases the number of books accessible to library patrons. The online catalog, featuring the collections of more than a dozen libraries throughout the state, lets people reserve books from any of the partner libraries. The shared circulation system allows users to pick up and return books at any participating location. The Rasmuson award will help incorporate more libraries into the catalog.

The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors approved the award, along with 18 other grants to nonprofit programs and activities around Alaska, at their November meeting. Visit the Rasmuson Foundation website for more details.

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