This spring marks the end of our organizational year and we are now on our
way to support and serve the ODU library. Our membership drive is always continuing
and we ask your help in recruiting new members through your friends in the community.
We would like to particularly target alumni of the university, so please ask
those you know to support their university by joining the Friends of the ODU
Membership forms are always available by calling the library office at 683-4141.
The "Baskets for Books" basketball game in support of the
library was held on February 11th at Scope. The Friends were a co-sponsor of
this event, and the evening was great fun and successful. Not only did Old Dominion
defeat American University, but money was raised for the Library. A special
basketball shoot-out was held between President Koch and our own steering committee
member, Sterling Edmonds. President Koch was declared the winner -- however,
there was some dispute that maybe it was really a tie!
Please mark your calendar for the following up-coming events:
Wednesday, April 12th at 6:30 in the Webb Center, the Friends will hold their
annual spring Author Dinner. The guest speaker will be Charlise Lyles, author
of the newly released autobiography, Do I Dare Disturb the Universe.
Further information will be forthcoming.
Monday, May 1st from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in room 402 of the library, the Friends
will host a "thank you" reception for the library staff. All members
The Board of Directors of the Friends of the ODU Library will be elected
at the annual dinner on April 12th. The slate of nominees as presented by
the nominating committee includes: Bette Browning, Sterling Edmonds, Lynda
Erickson, Lucille Garner, Dolly Hinton, Judy Homsher, Donna Koch, Alf Mapp,
Cynthia McCraw, Laura Moen, Ray Morgan, Virginia S. O'Herron, Ellis O'Neal,
Barbara Peck, Al Rollins, John Tucker, and Sara Goldberger (student member).
Additional nominations may be made by calling Jean Major (University Librarian)
or Fern McDougal at the library office, 683-4141.
The constitution of the organization will also be adopted at the annual meeting.
Copies are available in the library office (room 405) for review before the
Now Available -- T-shirts with the ever tasteful ODU Friends of the
Library logo are for sale at the library (room 405) for only $10.00 (X-Large
only). These were a big hit at the Baskets for Books game -- get yours today!
Thank you for your support, and please take time to visit your library.