Friends of the Marriott Library

For more than 40 years the Friends of the Marriott Library have helped the Marriott Library serve the University of Utah and our Intermountain community. The Friends have helped the library to acquire important collection materials and to encourage others to enjoy and appreciate the excellent materials and resources of the library through a series of annual events. The Friends also have developed a fund to support an annual research grant to encourage scholars' use of the special resources of the Marriott Library’s Special Collections holdings.

The Friends of the Marriott Library have been on a hiatus since 2020. The library anticipates re-integrating Friends initiatives in Spring 2024.

Friends of the Marriott Library Mission

  • To provide for enrichment of learning, promote the public welfare and cultural opportunities through library programs.
  • To sponsor lectures, informal discussion groups, exhibits, and other means for people to become acquainted and share their enthusiasm for learning, books, and other library media.
  • To organize alumni and other friends of the University of Utah to participate in efforts to broaden public understanding and appreciation of the facilities, collections, work, and activities of the Marriott Library.
  • To assist in expanding the resources of the library by encouraging monetary gifts, bequests and memorials, and the donation of collections and other library materials.
  • To acquire unique publications and to publish significant works based on unusual holdings in possession of the Marriott Library.

Friends of the Marriott Library Board 

Sarah Shreeves, Alice Sheets Marriott Dean of Libraries
Michael Homer, Boards Chair
Todd Samuelson, Associate Dean for Special Collections
Dan Donahoe                                                                                        
Mark Edlund
Juli Hinz
Linda Keiter
Ann Staples
John Sillito
Gregory C. Thompson
Kent Tschanz