BASKETS FOR BOOKS -- FEBRUARY 1ST
The Friends of the ODU Library, along with the Athletic Department, are sponsoring
a special evening to help the Library. A dinner at the Encore Restaurant at
Scope at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 1st will precede the mens basketball
game against the University of Richmond at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is complimentary
to members of Friends of the Library.
A percentage of all tickets proceeds from the game will go to the Library.
Fans can present their library card and purchase tickets for the discounted
rate of $5, or the regular price of $10.
At half-time of the game, President James Koch and Tony Mercurio from radio
station WGH-AM, SCORE, will have a "Shoot-out." For every basket made within
a certain time limit, the radio station will donate $25 to the Library. Last
year this event raised several hundred dollars.
For more information, call Julie in ODU Special Events at 683-5359.
BOOK SALE HELPS LIBRARY STUDENTS
The annual Fall Book Sale was held November 7th and 8th and raised about $2,000.
The money was divided into 32 awards for library student workers who met certain
This years winners were: Cynthia Anderson, Krisa Blanchard, Amanda Bloodgood,
Peter Bruce, Jackie Burnett, Jerry Coggeshall, Erin Dunford, Tracy Ferrell,
Robert Fletcher, Tara Gunter, Gayle Hinkley, Molly Hutton, Shawn James, Karen
Johnson, Kim Johnson, Tanya Johnson, Sam Lopez, Antonio Mapp, John McCord, Mohamud
Mohamud, Trudy Morgan, Lester Preiss, Anthony Ruffin, Denise Rummler, Patricia
Ryan, Christine Sawyer, Adrian Smith, Chalarra Snead, Warren Taylor, Ilyssa
Tonnesson, and Matisha Tucker. The awards were presented in the form of gift
certificates at the ODU Book Store.
Thank you to all who donated books, worked at the sale, or purchased books.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE ANNUAL AUTHOR DINNER -- APRIL 16th
The Annual Author Dinner for Friends of the Library will be Wednesday, April
16th at 6:30 p.m. in the River Rooms of Webb Center. Reservation forms will
be mailed in March, but plan to reserve early, as last year was a sell-out and
seating is limited.
The guest speaker will be Howard Owen, Deputy Managing Editor of the Richmond
Times Dispatch. Owen, a native of North Carolina, has worked for newspapers
around the country since 1971. In 1981 his first novel, Little John,
was published. It has sold more than 50,000 copies and has been printed in Japanese,
French, and Korean. It was also a Doubleday Book Club selection.
He has also written Fat Lightening, published in 1994, and Answers
to Lucky, 1996. Howard Owen's latest novel, The Measured Man, will
be published by Harper Collin this February. It has received glowing pre-publication
reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
At the dinner, this years Friends of the Library Outstanding Achievement Award
will be presented to an individual who has made a significant literary contribution
through published works and has an affiliation to Old Dominion University. The
first award was presented to Alf J. Mapp, Jr., and last year the award was given
to Dr. Daniel E. Sonenshine.
This year reserved table seating will be provided for book clubs who wish
to come together. The reservation form in March will have a space for book clubs
to indicate their seating preference.
FRIENDS FALL FORUM -- SRO
It was Standing Room Only for the Friends Fall Forum on November 10th as Art
history Professor Elizabeth Lipsmeyer and History Professor Kathy Pearson covered
the medieval world of art, kings, and politics. We thank them for an excellent
Sunday afternoon program at which there was not one empty seat, and every inch
of floor space was filled.
Watch for the 1997 Friends Fall Forum for another pairing of outstanding speakers
on a fascinating topic, followed by a reception.
LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION REPORT
The addition to the main library building is taking form, and the final appearance
of the wrap-around addition can be seen. On the west side of the building, brick
and glass installation both are nearly finished, giving a genuine sense of the
finished building. Observers can see the emergence of the north side facade
of the building, too, with the staircase tower at the center. The east side
is scheduled for completion after the other two areas, and brick is just now
On the inside of the addition, a new elevator has been completed, and the
structure for campact shelving has been installed. Sprinklers and inside work
on wiring are taking place at this time. Discrete areas inside the building
are in process of being laid out.
The addition -- new construction -- phase of the main library project is now
scheduled for completion on June 1. At that time, library functions and staff
will move into the new areas, and renovation will be carried out on the existing
building. The target date for completion of the entire project is January 1998.
At the same time, construction of the Diehn Composers Room has been initiated.
This addition to the Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Building will house special
collections in twentieth century music and a reading room for their use.
The addition has been closed in, and internal work areas have been laid out.
The project will be completed in April of this year.
HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP?
OR . . . HAVE YOU NOT JOINED YET?
If you have any doubt as to your membership status, please
call Fern or Ocieola at 683-4141. Remember, your membership contribution provides
much needed financial support for library acquisitions.
And if you are not yet a memeber of the Friends, call Dolly at 423-2604 for
a membership form and information on the various levels of membership. The Friends
is for those on campus and off who want to support the Library.
BOOKS RECEIVED OR READ OVER THE HOLIDAYS . . .
David Basco -- The Tailor of Panama (Fiction) by John LeCarre.
Susan Schaffer -- Time Enough for Love (science fiction) by Robert
G. Richard Whittecar -- The Dechronization of Sam Magruder (science
fiction) by George Gaylord Simpson
Henry Behrmann -- The Arms of Krupp (nonfiction, German dynasty of
weapons manufacturers) by William Manchester
Donna Koch -- Rape of Europa (nonfiction, what happened to the art
of Europe during and after World War II) by Lynn Nicholas