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More than $90,000 will help enhance NMSU Library collections

The New Mexico State University Library recently received more than $90,000 in donor gifts to help enhance the library's collections.


ng the library's collections is a major focus and we sincerely appreciate these gifts at a time when price inflation places extraordinary demands on our acquisitions budget," said Elizabeth Titus, the library's dean.

The new Richard W. Benfer: Strengthening Library Journal Collections Endowment was established with a $75,000 gift from the Benfer estate. This endowment will support the acquisition of journals in all subject areas. An additional $15,000 was placed in the Richard W. Benfer: Historical and Contemporary Library Materials in Communications Endowment, which will support book and journal purchases in the field of communications such as technical writing.

KRWG-FM (90.7) donated 1,643 music CDs.

"This in-kind gift will build the library's audio-visual collection in a wide variety of musical areas including world music, New Age music, reggae, Christmas music, band and big band music," said Gary Mayhood, the library's music selector.

For more information, contact Lesley Mackay, the library's development officer, at (505) 646-3642.