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.