Got Old Books???
"We’re The Book Guys!" With this phrase the cheerful voice
of Mike Cuthbert opens the public radio show The Book Guys each
Thursday afternoon on WHRV-FM. Mark your calendar, because Mike will
be saying these words in Mills Godwin Auditorium at a special live radio
taping of The Book Guys on Saturday, February 10, from 2:00
until 4:00 p.m. Mike Cuthbert and Allan Stypeck will be offering
appraisals of rare, old and collectible books brought to them by you
and other members of the audience. This event is free and open to the
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Old Dominion University
and the Friends of the Jean Outland Chrysler Library at the Chrysler
Museum of Art, The Book Guys will record two radio shows which
will be broadcast nationwide a couple weeks later. This is a terrific
opportunity to raise awareness for the Friends, and for you to find
out if that musty old book your grandfather gave you has more than sentimental
More exciting, though, is that you – as a current member of the Friends
of the Library – are invited to a members only reception following the
show. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a reception will be held in the Perry
Library where you will be able to meet personally with co-hosts Allan
Stypeck, Mike Cuthbert and rare books expert Warren Wigutow. You’ll
have the opportunity to have them appraise a book or just talk with
them about your collection.
You will also have the opportunity to meet other special guests. Virginia
writers Janet Peery and Alf Mapp, Jr., will be participants on the radio
programs, along with mystery book collector Gordon Magnuson. They’ll
be talking about their own careers and passions for books.
What do you need to do to participate? First, call the Perry Library
at 683-4141 to confirm that your Friends of the Library membership is
current and to make your reservation for the reception (it’s free!).
Next, mark your calendar for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10 (plan
on arriving early!). Finally, start browsing through your books to find
one that merits consideration. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying
the wit, wisdom and expertise of The Book Guys!
Baskets for Books
The annual Baskets for Books game sponsored
by The Friends of the Library will be held this year on January 27,
2001, at 7:35 p.m. at Scope. This year Old Dominion University’s fine
basketball team will be pitted against the University of Richmond in
what promises to be an exciting game of great local interest. Ticket
prices are $10 for adults, $8 for faculty and staff, and $5 for holders
of a public library card. A percentage of the gate will be dedicated
to the benefit of the Old Dominion University Libraries.
This event has become a tradition with the Friends and a successful
fundraiser for the Library. A highlight is the free-throw shooting contest
between President James V. Koch and this year’s "Mystery Celebrity".
This contest raises $25/basket for the library and will be a bittersweet
event this year as it is the last time President Koch will take to the
boards as our president.
Plan to attend this evening to support the Library, watch exciting
basketball, and cheer for President Koch! For information, call Martha
Rollins at 423-0205 (evenings) or Fern McDougal at 683-4141 (daytime).
Seventh Annual Author Dinner
The Author Dinner this year will feature
Larry Sabato, Political Science professor at the University of Virginia
and nationally recognized political analyst. It will be held on April
10, 2001 at the Webb University Center.
The recent presidential election certainly provided exciting material
for any political analyst and Professor Sabato will undoubtedly provide
insights into the twists and turns of the recent contest.
Detailed information will be mailed to Friends members in early March
and this will surely be a sell out, so mark your calendars and make
New Item for Sale
In addition to mugs, T-shirts and spillproof cups, we now have available
books of postcards (28 in each book) called "For the Love of Libraries."
Each postcard has a beautiful black and white photo of a library from
around the world and are great to send and great to give as gifts. The
cost is $10.00 for each book, so keep in mind this handy gift for all
of those holiday occasions throughout the year. All items are available
on the 2nd floor of the Library in the main office. Take
a look on your next visit to the Library!
Dr. Mark Mazower to Speak
Dr. Mark Mazower, one
of the world's leading experts on Greece and World War II, will speak
on the theme of Greece and the Holocaust on Wednesday and Thursday,
February 21 and 22, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mills Godwin
Jr. Life Sciences Building. The Wednesday lecture is the Odyssey Lecture,
sponsored by the Hellenic Cultural Studies Program. It will be preceded
by a public reception at 7 p.m. in the West Mall of Webb Center. The
Thursday lecture is the President's Distinguished History Lecture and
highlights his current research, "City of Ghosts: Salonica before and
after the Holocaust."
A classics scholar, Dr. Mazower became interested in the World
Ware II era when he worked for a television production investigating
Kurt Waldheim's career in the Balkans. His book Inside Hitler's
Greece explored Greece during the war years and German occupation.
Dr. Mazower has based other works on Greece and the Balkans, among them,
The Balkans: A Short History, and a collection of essays,
After the War was Over: Reconstructing Family, Nation, and the
State in Greece, 1943-1960.
The University Bookstore will contribute a percentage of book sales
at the events to the benefit of the Friends of the Old Dominion University
Reservations are requested for the reception by February 16 at
683-3116 or email@example.com.
The Library welcomes volunteers
and wants to match talents with interesting assignments. Will you or
your book club adopt a shelf? Will you work in special collections --
processing the archives recently received from the League of Women Voters,
American Association of University Women, and the Young Women's Christian
Association or transcribing some oral history or performing tasks of
preservation? Contact Amy Farinelli at 683-4186 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Workshops in January
The Library will be offering
its "Surf N Turf" series in January. "Surf" sessions
focus on the best techniques for searching the library catalog, journal
article databases and the Web, and will be held Tuesdays, January 23
and 30. "Turf" sessions, offering a tour of the library, will
be held on Thursdays, January 18 and 25. The workshops are open to the
University community and Friends and are from 12:30 – 1:l5 p.m. For
more information call 683-4178.
Visit the Library’s "Research Assistance" Web page at
to find out about all the learning opportunities available to the University
Friends' Board Members
The current board members and their terms of office are:
- Donna Bausch (2000-2003)
- Ann Bohannon (1999-2002)
- Mary Daniel (2000-2003)
- Gail Dingerson (2000-2003)
- Bette Browning (1998-2001)
- Candice Gabriel (2000; student rep.)
- Lucille Garner (1998-2001)
- Carole Hines (2000-2003)
- Judith W. Homsher (1999-2002)
- Carole Kiehl (2000-2001)
- Donna Koch (1998-2001)
- David Kohnen (2000-2003)
- Ellis O’Neal (1999-2001)
- Jean Major (ex officio)
- Alf J. Mapp, Jr. (1999-2002)
- Ernestine Middleton (2000-2003)
- Ray Morgan (1998-2001)
- Viola Morgan (1998-2001)
- Lisa Murray (2000; Development
- Office rep.)
- Al Rollins (2000-2003)
- Martha Rollins (2000-2003)
- Aleene Rose (1999-2001)
- John J.Tucker, Jr. (1999-2001)
- Jimmy Turrietta (2000-2003)
- Eunice Whitehurst (2000-2003)
Tell a Friend
If you know someone who would enjoy any of the interesting events mentioned
in this newsletter, please pass it on. To discuss benefits of membership
in the Friends you may call Martha Rollins (423-0205, evenings), Ann
Bohannon (423-3885), or Fern McDougal (683-4141, days). As always, anyone
who wishes to become an instant member of the Friends may submit their
application and payment to the Circulation Desk at the Perry Library.