Tenth Anniversary Celebration
Friends of the Library
Old Dominion University

History of the Friends:
An Events Timeline

Each year, the Friends sponsor a Fall Forum, an Author Dinner, a library staff appreciation luncheon, a "Baskets for Books" basketball game, and offer their assistance with the library's annual used book sale, among other events.

April 6, 1994 Steering Committee initial meeting
October 25, 1994 FoL Organizational Meeting (Elizabeth River Room)
First President: Dolly Hinton, 1995-1998
April 12,1995 First Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Charlise Lyles
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Alf J. Mapp, Jr. (Arts & Letters)
May 1, 1995 Staff Appreciation Reception
Nov. 16, 1995 Friends Fall Forum: Military Historians and their Books on World War II
Jan. 29, 1996 Baskets for Books game
April 17, 1996 Second Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Dr. Helen Rountree
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Daniel E. Sonenshine (Sciences)
May 7, 1996 Staff Appreciation Reception
Nov. 10, 1996 Friends Fall Forum: Politics and Imagery in the Medieval World
Feb. 1, 1997 Baskets for Books game

April 16, 1997

Third Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Howard Owen
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Helen C. Rountree (Sciences)

May 6, 1997

Staff Appreciation Reception

Oct. 5, 1997

Friends Fall Forum: American Cities in the Third Wave
Nov. 6, 1997 John Keegan Book Signing
Dec. 31, 1997 Life Membership category closed
Second President: Martha G. Rollins, 1998-2001
Jan 17, 1998 Baskets for Books game
Feb. 26, 1998 Michael Sherry Book Signing
April 9, 1998 Fourth Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Dr. Joyce Hoffmann
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Maurice R. Berube (Education)
May 1, 1998 Staff Appreciation Reception
July 11, 1998 Summer Workshop: Retrieve and Preserve the Stories and Stuff of Life
Oct. 4, 1998 Friends Fall Forum: A Meeting of the Minds: Emily Dickinson And Twentieth Century Composers
Feb. 16, 1999 Baskets for Books game
April 12, 1999 Fifth Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Mike D'Orso
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Wayne K. Talley (Business & Public Administration)
May 12, 1999 Staff Appreciation Reception
June 17, 1999 Reading List: The Future of Kosovo
Nov. 15, 1999 Friends Fall Forum: Interpreting Japanese Culture (Meiko Ishibashi)
Jan 29, 2000 Baskets for Books game
April 3, 2000 Sixth Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Prof. Douglas G. Greene
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Robert L. Ash (Engineering & Technology)
May 3, 2000 Staff Appreciation Reception
Oct. 29, 2000 Friends Fall Forum: Works in Progress… (Alf Mapp)
Nov. 29, 2000 Pres. History Lecture: Michael Wood
Third President: Mary Daniel, 2001-present
Feb. 10, 2001 The Book Guys at Old Dominion
Feb. 22, 2001 Pres. History Lecture: Mark Mazower
Mar. 29, 2001 "The Crisis in Scholarly Publishing"
April 10, 2001 Seventh Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Larry J. Sabato
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Carl Boyd (Arts & Letters)
May 17, 2001 Staff Appreciation Reception
Oct. 17, 2001 Pres. History Lecture: John Stilgoe
Nov. 18, 2001 Friends Fall Forum: Impact of the Computer Revolution
Nov. 24, 2001 Baskets for Books game
April 4, 2002 Eighth Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Alex Marshall
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Jeffrey H. Richards (Arts & Letters)

May 7 2002

Staff Appreciation Reception
Sept. 12, 2002 Pres. History Lecture: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Nov. 10, 2002 Friends Fall Forum: Art in Science / Math in Nature (Martina Doblin and John Adam)
Jan. 24, 2003 Baskets for Books game
March 20, 2003 Pres. History Lecture: James M. McPherson
April 7, 2003 Ninth Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Sheri Reynolds
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Michele Darby (Health Sciences)
May 28, 2003 Staff Appreciation Reception
Nov. 9, 2003 Friends Fall Forum: "The Wright Stuff" (Robert Ash)
Feb. 25, 2004 Baskets for Books game
April 12, 2004 Tenth Annual Author Dinner
Speaker: Dr. Gary Edgerton
Outstanding Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Cynthia Jones (Sciences)
May 11, 2004 Staff Appreciation Reception
Fall President's History Lecture
September 2004 Friends Lecture Series: "Death on the Paris Metro, A Nonfiction Account of a 1937 Murder Mystery" - Annette Finley-Croswhite, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Letters. Location: Perry Library, room 151. Time: 2 p.m. Light refreshments.
October 19, 2004 Tenth Anniversary Reception. Location: Perry Library, room 151
November 7, 2004 Fall Forum
Speakers: Shaomin Li and Anil Nair, College of Business and Public Administration
Topic: "The Tortoise and the Hare: Economic Reforms in China and India"
Date/Time: November 7, 2004, 2 p.m.
Location: Rm 151, Perry Library (TBA)
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Old Dominion University Libraries, October 18, 2004