Friends of the Reading Room

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Dedicated to supporting the growth of the nation's leading repository of resources and materials on the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. The Library's collection forms the nexus of an invaluable resource for students, scholars, researchers, and the community.


As an integral part of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, the Library/Reading Room welcomes all community users seeking information and resources on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


The library's collection contains over 5,000 books and monographs, along with rare and unique collections of popular and scholarly magazines, 'zines, journals, and ethnic community newspapers from across the nation.


WHO WE ARE


For more than three decades, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Library has been acknowledged as the nation's leading repository of resources and materials on the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. With the leadership of a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, more than 5,000 bound volumes, including rare and unique collections of books, academic papers, community newspapers, personal annotations and histories have been archived. The L/RR collections form the nexus of print and digital resources for students, scholars, and researchers.

The need for these resources in print and accessible formats (print, digital, and online) mirrors both the dramatic increase in Asian Pacific American populations and growing interest in this dynamic community from scholars and researchers around the world. Your partnership in developing more convenient and innovative resources for research will facilitate greater access and ensure presentation of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.

WHAT WE DO


The Friends of the Reading Room are dedicated to supporting the growth of this unique and outstanding resource for both campus and community.

HOW CAN YOU HELP


As a friend of the Reading Room, you are:
  • Supporting the growth and maintenance of this collection
  • Supporting expanded efforts to utilize new information technology
  • Sharing in the goal of collecting and preserving literature and related materials for future generations.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS


Members receive invitations to book receptions featuring leading AAPI authors. In addition, members at each level can expect to receive:

$500
Special FRIENDS bookmark made from handmade Japanese paper and Donor Acknowledgement Book-plate in a new library book.


$1,000
FRIENDS bookmark + Donor Acknowledgement Book-plate and subscription to CrossCurrents, the news-magazine of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center


$5,000
FRIENDS bookmark + Donor Acknowledgement Book-plate + CrossCurrents + Choice of UCLA AASC Press publication


$10,000
Special publication and invitation to a reception honoring and recognizing donors for their support and feedback


Please make checks payable to the UCLA Foundation/46-186 and send to:


Friends of the READING ROOM
UCLA Asian American Studies Center Library
405 Hilgard Ave., 3230 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546


or donate online at the AASC Gift Giving page.