These Geology Foundation endowments provide important supplementary support for the Walter Geology Library acquisitions and operations. These funds contribute significantly to making valuable geology information resources available to University of Texas students and faculty, as well as to geoscience researchers nationally and internationally.
Established in 1984, the Joseph C. and Elizabeth C. Walter Geology Library Fund supports acquisition of materials in all areas of geology, as well as projects and activities to catalog, digitize and make accessible new and existing library resources.
Tobin Map Fund
The Tobin International Geological Map Collection Fund, established in 1980 by Tobin Research in San Antonio (now P2 Tobin), provides funding for all purchases of maps and atlases for the Tobin Map Collection.
Whitney Memorial Book Fund
This fund focuses on support of acquisitions in paleontology.
Barrow Periodicals Fund
The Barrow Fund supports subscriptions to selected periodicals and journals for the Geology Library. This endowment was created in 1995 by Tom Barrow and his family.
Chernoff Family Library Fund for Geophysics and Earth System Sensing
This fund supports acquisition of materials in geophysics and remote sensing in all formats. The Chernoff family and Carlotta Chernoff (BA 1992, MA 1995) set up the fund in 2005 to honor Charlie Chernoff for his long career in geophysics.
Wiley Hydrogeology Fund
The Wiley fund supports teaching and research in theoretical and applied water sciences, hydrogeology, hydrology, ground and surface water studies, hydroinformatics, etc. in all formats. Faculty, staff, and alumni with the help of Mike Wiley (MA 1963, PhD 1970), the Barrow family, and others launched the fund in 2008.
Climate Studies Fund
Funded in 2012 by Jackson School staff member Debra Sue and Brian Trinque, this fund assists the library in acquiring information dealing with all aspects of climate studies.
|*** On campus donations: The library staff are no longer evaluating or removing materials from campus offices. Contact the Surplus Property office in UT Facilities Services for advice in disposing of your unwanted materials.***|
The Walter Library collection has been built over the decades via two main routes: purchased acquisitions and donations of materials. However, the limitations of space and staff, and the real costs of processing, require that the Library be very selective when agreeing to review and accept donated materials.
In general, the library may review and possibly accept these kinds of materials as long as they're in good condition and within the collecting scope of the Geology Library:
As a condition for accepting large donations, or donations of items requiring specialized processing (obscure or foreign language materials; in need of binding), we may request an add-on monetary donation to defray the costs of cataloging.
The library can not review or accept these things:
The University Libraries reserves the right to dispose of any unneeded or unsolicited materials without consultation with the donor.
Contact the Geology Librarian for further information.
This award is given to one or more people who have provided excellent service or assistance to the Walter Geology Library.
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