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Friends of the Egan Library

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The Friends of the Egan Library is a network of the UAS Alumni and Friends Association and was formed in 2014 in conjuction with the 25th Anniversary of the William A. Egan Library facility on the UAS Auke Lake Campus in Juneau.  The Friends of Egan Library includes alumni, faculty, students and community members committed to supporting the Egan Library.  The Friends plan community events in support of the Egan Library mission and define potential fundraising opportunities for continued strong support of the library mission.

Membership and Support

  • Friends of the Egan Library Network Membership is $15 /year
  • Requires an active membership with the UAS Alumni and Friends Assoiation (UASAA): $35-450 
  • An individual annual membership to both FOEL and UASAA start at $50/year total.
  • Online Membership Form
  • Print Membership Form (complete and mail)
  • Give to the Friends of the Egan Library Network.  In order to designate your donation to FOELN, write in “UASAA Friends of the Egan Library Network” under the section Gift Information, in the second space under “or, Donate to a Specific Fund or Scholarship.” 

Benefits of Membership

  • Invitations to Egan Library Events including Evening at Egan lecture series, the annual UAS Authors' Reception (network members and invited autors only, Spring) and other events throughout the year.
  • Reserved seating at select Egan Library events.  
  • Publications highlighting library news and initiatives including FRIENDS' newsletter.
  • One time 25% discount on select of University of Alaska Press titles (see below) for FOEL members during 2016.  Featured titles will rotate annually.  Discount code sent to new members, discount only valid when purchased through University of Alaska Press or University of Chicago Press websites.

  • A commemorative Friends of the Egan Library lapel pin (pictured at right).
  • Invitations to review and select materials withdrawn from the Egan Library collection.
  • Recognition in the Honor Roll of Friends.
2016 Featured UA Press discounted titles
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Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project edited by Nancy Lord

Made of Salmon brings together more than fifty diverse Alaska voices to celebrate the salmon and its place in Alaska life. A mix of words and images, the book interweaves longer works by some of Alaska’s finest writers with shorter, more anecdotal accounts and stunning photographs of Alaskans fishing for, catching, preserving, and eating salmon throughout the state.

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Picture Man: The Legacy of Southeast Alaska Photographer Shoki Kayamori by Margaret Thomas

In 1912, Shoki Kayamori and his box camera arrived in a small Tlingit village in southeast Alaska. At a time when Asian immigrants were forbidden to own property and faced intense racial pressure, the Japanese-born Kayamori put down roots and became part of the Yakutat community. For three decades he photographed daily life in the village, turning his lens on locals and migrants alike, and gaining the nickname “Picture Man.”

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Benchmarks: New and Selected Poems by Richard Dauenhauer

Russian, German, Tlingit. Like the languages he translates, Richard Dauenhauer's poetry offers unexpected surprises. A prolific translator who also works in Finnish, Swedish, and classical Greek, he has a poetic command of language that has earned him wide recognition over fifty years of published work

More about the Friends

  • President Kathy Rudy invites interested Friends members to join in planning Friends activities, events and fundraising.
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Honor Roll of Friends

Thanks to the generousity of the following individuals, our charter members. Members choosing to remain anonymous not listed.


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