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Cline Library

Invest in Today's Learners and Tomorrow's Leaders

A job or internship at Cline Library can offer a student much more than a paycheck.  It can also provide experiential learning opportunities that will benefit them during college and contribute to their career readiness. 

Cline Library fosters a flexible work environment where student employees and interns can develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and abilities.

These funds help Cline Library make a difference for student employees and interns.

The Cline Library Student Workforce Promise Fund supports experiential employment and internship opportunities in the library for NAU students.  This fund makes it possible to consistently provide students with focused and relevant learning opportunities as well as connect them with natural coaches and mentors from the library staff, custom internships, professional development, and interactions with a highly diverse academic community ─ all while their employment helps them pay for their education.
Interns Ivan Pacheco (left) and Lazarus Melan visited Joe and Aggie’s Café in Holbrook during a research trip for the Shades of Route 66 project, which celebrates diversity along Route 66 in Arizona. One outcome of the project is this ArcGIS StoryMap virtual exhibit.

The Mary Crawley Memorial Scholarship supports education-related expenses – in particular, textbook purchases – for an NAU student employed by Cline Library. The scholarship is named for a former Library Supervisor who maintained a great rapport with the students she supervised.  Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each academic year in her honor.  The application process includes an essay component that asks applicants to reflect on and share what they have learned working at the library.   Recipients of the Mary Crawley Scholarship gain financial support to continue their education.

Dean and University Librarian Cynthia Childrey presented the Spring 2022 Mary Crawley Memorial Scholarship to Olivia "Liv" Hall.  Hall, a student employee in Special Collections and Archives, is currently working on a $349,000 NEH grant project focused on digitizing rare and aging films of cultural partners including the Hopi Tribe, the Hualapi Tribe, Diné College on the Navajo Nation, and others.

The Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Endowment supports a paid summer internship with an archival focus for a qualified graduate or senior undergraduate student interested in a career in information management.  Special Collections and Archives staff design internships that expand our knowledge of the Colorado Plateau while supporting NAU’s mission; many of SCA’s physical and virtual exhibits were curated by former Reilly interns. Unique learning, collaboration and presentation opportunities contribute to a Reilly intern’s experience and professional growth.  Each Reilly intern’s work is supported by a substantial stipend provided by the Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Endowment.

Britney Bibeault, the 2019 Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Intern, gained skills in designing and developing an exhibit that tells a compelling story through her work on the exhibit Full Circle: The Life and Legacies of Katie Lee. Bibeault is now a Ph.D. candidate in University of Maryland's College of Information Studies.

The Cline Library Fund enables the library to make a difference for NAU students and faculty as well as for library staff. The library is committed to being welcoming and inclusive for all members of the university community and beyond.

The mission of Cline Library is to:

“Be the center for knowledge: the Library will be a center for access to knowledge and learning; it will be a hub for scholarly, research, and creative activities, fostering innovation in a technology-rich environment.” 

Archivist Sean Evans giving a behind-the-scenes tour of Special Collections and Archives to a group of students.  Staff members throughout Cline Library are committed to welcoming and engaging with students, faculty, and staff and members of the community.

Give Now to Invest in Current and Future Students

Libraries will remain a fundamental connection for students in a university environment.   Regardless of students’ discipline of study, year in school, or whether they are taking their classes online or in-person, the library will engage them throughout their higher education experience and prepare them for an informed future.   

Show your support for the future of libraries and learners by giving to one of the funds highlighted above or participating in a library-related challenge or match below.

Cline Library Challenge
The Cline Library Leadership Team challenges you to donate to any fund that supports Cline Library. The Leadership Team members will donate $1,000 collectively to support library programs and collections once 23 gifts of any amount are received. Make a gift now, increase your impact, and show the world that we are Lumberjacks!
23 / 23 Gifts
True Blue Alumni Challenge sponsored by the NAU Alumni Association Board
Help us start off the day with our first milestone and show the Lumberjack community we are True Blue! When we reach 329 alumni gifts on #NAUGivingDay the following current and former members of the board will release $6,000 in gifts: Blaise Caudill ’13; Kedren Dillard, ’00; Trina George, ’09; Carmelle Malkovich, ’03; Jana Harper, ’90; Melvin Hunter, ’10; Jim Jayne, ’91; Joe Mead, ’83; Maggie Thom, ’12; , Wayne Watson, ’84; Cathy Wylet, ’82; Rick Koch, ’72; Janet Sweigart, ’83; Mary O'Driscoll, ’82; Marquitta Rippy, ’15; Eduardo Moreno, '21; Brandon Rivera, ’14; and Heidi Hansen, ’91. WE Are Lumberjacks!
329 / 329 Gifts
WE Are Lumberjacks Challenge sponsored by the NAU Foundation Board
Help us reach 1,250 gifts on #NAUGivingDay. Once we reach 1,250 the following gifts from members of the NAU Foundation will be released totaling $29,500: $7,000 from Dave Franke to support the College of Education and The W.A. Franke College of Business; $5,000 from Victoria Fimea to support The Fimea Family Endowment for Excellence in Communication; $2,000 from Robin Braun to support Admiral Braun Leadership Endowment; $2,500 from Teresa Bartels; $500 from Booker Evans; $1,500 from Bill Heibel; $1,500 from Don Brooks; and $10,000 from Katrina Rogers to support Rogers-Cherry Graduate Scholarship in the Master’s of Arts in Sustainable Communities. WE Are Lumberjacks!
1,250 / 1,250 Gifts
Happy Hour Challenge to support students sponsored by Mother Road Brewing Company
Join us at Mother Road Brewing Company and help us release $9,000 in gifts to support students at NAU! If we can get 66 gifts between 4:30 - 6:30 pm during our event at Mother Road Brewing Company, an alumni-owned business, the following donors will release their challenge gifts: Alice and Ronald Bauman will donate $5,000 to support first-generation students; Jim McCarthy will donate $2,500 to support the professional development of the associated student government; Larry and Mary Louise Cleveland will donate $1,000 to support Louie’s Cupboard; and Scott Kirkesnner will donate $500 to support associated student government students. WE Are Lumberjacks!
66 / 66 Gifts
Leaderboards - Top College or Unit
Top performing unit or college by total gifts.
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Education 164
2 NAU Athletics 135
3 College of Social & Behavioral Sciences 99
4 Environment, Forestry, Natural Sciences 94
5 College of Arts & Letters 91
Leaderboards - President's Staff and Faculty Challenge
President José Luis Cruz Rivera is challenging faculty and staff to get involved on Giving Day. He will personally deliver donuts and coffee to the department that has the highest percentage of participation. Give now and help your department win this special treat!
Your gift may help unlock a challenge, please select your department below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Student Affairs 132
2 COE 65
3 CEFNS 49
4 CHHS 49
5 Advancement and Foundation 39
6 SBS 38
7 CAL 33
8 ITS 30
9 Enrollment Management 24
10 University Marketing 23
11 HR 22
12 CAPCOT 21
13 FCB 19
14 UFBS (FIPA) 15
15 CEIAS 12
Presidential Challenge sponsored by President José Cruz Rivera and Dr. Rima Brusi
President José Cruz Rivera and Dr. Rima Brusi created a fund to support the unique challenges faced by students who are also parents – a role president Cruz Rivera understands since he was a parent while attending college. On Giving Day, they will personally donate another $2,500 after 500 donors make a gift to any fund. Go Jacks!
500 / 500 Gifts
#AxeOfKindness Challenge sponsored by NAU Leadership
Our NAU campus leaders challenge you! Help us reach 1,000 gifts on #NAUGivingDay. Once we reach 1,000 the following leaders will release their gifts totaling $13,600: Ann Marie Chischilly; Anne Marie deWeise; Laurie Dickson; Christy Farley; Bjorn Flugstad; John Georgas; Laura Jones; Nick Lobejko; Josh Mackey; Julie Mueller; Anika Olsen; Michelle Parker; Amy and Chris Phillips; Karen Pugliesi; Margot Saltonstall; Harlan Teller; and Jason Wilder. Go Jacks!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
NAU Legacy Challenge sponsored by the DeMund Foundation
The DeMund Foundation will release a $30,000 gift once 1,500 gifts are given to #NAUGivingDay. The DeMund Foundation supports the over 46% of scholars who identify as first-generation students of NAU.
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
NAU Honors Distinguished Speaker Series - Frances Haugen
Advocating Accountability and Ethics for Big Tech: An Evening with Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen The NAU Honors Distinguished Speaker Series showcases inspired thinkers from all disciplines addressing issues of vital community interest. The presentations will engage and enlighten students and community members about critical issues facing the region, the nation, and the world. During her time at Facebook as the lead Product Manager on the Civic Misinformation team, Frances became increasingly alarmed by the choices the company makes prioritizing their own profits over public safety and putting people's lives at risk. As a last resort and at great personal risk, Frances made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Facebook. Reserve tickets -
Support what you love - top supported funds
Lumberjacks everywhere are supporting what they love at NAU. Tracking here are the top funds by gift.
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Tri Alpha Honor Society 112
2 Essential Needs Impact Fund 103
3 Student Groups and Organizations - Tau Sigma Honor Society 78
4 Student Groups and Organizations - Sports Clubs 74
5 NAU Global Brigades Club 66
Alumni by decade
Alright Jacks, let's see who are the most generous alumni by graduation decade.
What decade did you graduate? (the first time)
Rank Answer Gifts
1 1990s 123
2 2010s 114
3 2000s 114
4 1980s 90
5 2020s 41
6 1970s 40
7 1960s 8
8 1950s 1
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