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UK Libraries

We know that graduates with both field-specific experience and a broad range of research skills are more likely to advance in their careers long term. Each year, the University of Kentucky Libraries is proud to support professional and academic development for students of all disciplines through assistantships and internships at our seven campus locations. These paid positions provide students the unique opportunity to develop highly transferrable research skills in supportive, professional settings on campus.

Building on the success our undergraduate interns have found through their work in areas including the Special Collections Learning Lab, Diversity Scholar Program, and Marketing and Graphic Design department, UK Libraries has established the Student Employee Experience Development (SEED) Fund. By supporting the SEED Fund, you can help us broaden meaningful professional development experiences for more students, positioning them to leverage their education long after they leave UK.

Thank you for helping UK students take their education to the next level.

"My experience working with the libraries allowed me to form meaningful relationships on top of growing my skillsets through various tasks, use of multiple databases and independent work. This particular position enabled me to delve into multiple job opportunities after graduation, and I am forever thankful for the ability to work with the libraries".
- Madison Kamer, University of Kentucky Class of 2020

1865th Gift of the Day
The lucky donor who makes the 1865th gift on One Day For UK will win an extra $1865 to their selected college, program, or cause!
1st Time Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Come Together for a Cause
Students! Follow UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook by 10:00pm on #OneDayforUK and tag one friend and your favorite college, program or cause in the comments. The college, program or cause with the most tags will win $500 and you'll be entered to win a swag bag for you and your friend.
Facebook Likes Challenge
Go to the UK Philanthropy Official Facebook page to find the One Day for UK Likes challenge post. Like the photo of the college, program or cause of your choice and those with the most likes between Monday and Noon on #OneDayforUK will win the challenge.
Throwback Thursday
You know what day it is! Throw it back to when you were the cool kid on campus and use #OneDayforUK for a chance to win an additional $250 for your favorite college, program, or cause! Be sure to tag them in your post or mention them in the caption.
Large Programs + Centers Leaderboard
The large program or unit who has the most donors on #OneDayForUK! 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500.
Rank Prize Large Program and Unit Leaderboard Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 182
2 $500 The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky 54
3 UK Libraries 53
4 WUKY 23
5 Kentucky Children's Hospital 16
6 Parent and Family Association 8
7 CRISIS Employee Assistance Program 8
8 UK HealthCare 6
1st Gift of the Day
Chelsea Brislin and the Gaines Center for the Humanities win the 1st Gift of the Day award.
1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who graduated after 2016 and makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Student DanceBlue Challenge
First, Follow or Like UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook before #OneDayforUK, then tag 3 friends to do the same. Then, on April 21st, see if you and your team win a prize pack of DanceBlue swag!
Share Your UK Family Challenge
Does your family bleed blue? Post a photo of you, your family, your pets, or any member of your Big Blue family dressed up in UK gear. Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, include the hashtag #OneDayforUK, and tag your favorite UK college, program or cause. One lucky photo will win $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
UK Libraries Match
An anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar the first $500 given to the UK Libraries Student Employment Experience Development Fund.
See what people are sharing about One Day for UK 2022!
UK Libraries Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 28
2 OH 3
3 VA 1
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