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Joseph and Jill McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship


The purpose of the Endowment is to enhance diversity at the University Libraries through activities including but not limited to collections, activities, lectures and scholarships for graduate students employed by the University Libraries.

To encourage and support underrepresented students from Native American, Hispanic American, African American, Asian American and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander heritages who wish to pursue a career in academic librarianship, donors Jill and Joe McKinstry created the Joseph and Jill McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship. The McKinstrys wanted to create a diverse learning environment within the UW Libraries and encourage students, particularly those from underrepresented populations who were accepted by the ISchool, to consider working in an academic library after graduation.