Baskets For Books
December 17 is the date for Baskets for Books, the annual basketball game
to benefit the University Libraries and the Friends of the Library. The
ODU Monarchs will meet the DePaul Blue Demons at 4:00 in the Constant
Tickets for the Friends of the Library seating block can be ordered by
calling 623-3555; ask for Katie. These $20 tickets are situated in club
level seating with oversized cushioned seats and full back support. The
buffet, which is included, will be casual food and drink – hot dogs,
chicken fingers, potato chips, cookies, soft drinks, and water. A cash
bar will be available for other beverages.
The deadline for placing orders is November 30. So organize a party of
friends or an outing for your club to support Baskets for Books and enjoy
what promises to be a very good game. And remember, the Friends get credit
only for tickets you buy by calling 623-3555.
New Board Members Elected
When the Friends Board of Directors met on September 26, four new board
members were elected to three-year terms and a student representative
was elected to a one-year renewable term. Here are brief profiles of these
newest board members.
Buddy Ammons is an ODU graduate and a long-time teacher and administrator
with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He is now retired and works
as real estate assistant for Bobby Lawrence at William E. Wood. He is
active in the Lafayette/Winona Civic League and enjoys reading, gardening,
and old home renovation.
Susan Gaborik, now Director of Patient Care Services at Sentara CarePlex
Hospital, is a graduate of ODU’s School of Nursing and an active
volunteer for health-related causes. It is a source of great pride for
Sue that her son is now a graduate student in the Nursing School, making
them the first mother-son graduates of the school!
Erica Smith-Llera, a graduate of William and Mary, serves as Upper School
Principal of the Chesapeake Bay Academy. She is also a graduate student
now at ODU in the school librarianship program.
Amy Morrissey Turk is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Department
of McGuire Woods. She attended ODU on a full athletic scholarship to play
tennis and graduated magna cum laude. She is a past president of the Junior
League of Norfolk/Virginia Beach and President-Elect of the Norfolk Sports
Vanessa Suggs Wallace is business development manager for the Hampton
Roads office of HSMM, an architectural and engineering firm. She is a
graduate of Norfolk State University and a member of the Class of 2006
of Leadership Hampton Roads.
Hailstork Gift and Exhibit
November 1 saw the opening in the Diehn Composers Room of an exhibit of
the recent work of Adolphus Hailstork, Eminent Scholar, Professor of Music
at the University and an internationally recognized composer. Hailstork
has deeded his papers and manuscripts to the University Libraries for
the Composers Room so that they will be preserved and made available for
research by future scholars.
The present Hailstork exhibit is selected from materials received by
the Composers Room to date. It features compositions from the past decade
primarily. There are manuscripts, scores, sound recordings, work sketches,
and correspondence, in addition to photos, programs, awards, and other
The Lion’s Roar: Adolphus Hailstork in Perspective will
be shown through January 6, 2006 in the University Libraries’ Diehn
Composers Room in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. The exhibit
is open to the public during the regular hours of the Composers Room,
8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
Friday; 1 – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
March 29: Save the Date
The Friends of the Library annual author dinner is scheduled for the evening
of March 29. Paul Rasor, Director of the Center for the Study of Religious
Freedom at Virginia Wesleyan College will be the speaker. His book, Faith
Without Certainty: Liberal Theology in the 21st Century, was published
in April 2005. This annual Friends celebration will be held in the North
Cafeteria of Webb Center. A reception with cash bar begins at 6 p.m.,
and the dinner will be served at 6:30.
Capital Campaign Update
Changing Lives: The Campaign for Old Dominion University has a goal of
$1 million to establish The University Library Endowment. This endowment
will provide annual income to underwrite critical information resources
for research and sustain highly skilled research library staff.
Significant progress has already been made toward reaching the library’s
goal. These major gifts and pledges provide the nucleus of the University
Library Endowment at this time.
Friends Life Members $16,000
Annette Hibbs $50,000
Henry Clay Hofheimer Estate $86,481
Roseann Runte $25,000
E. V. Williams Estate $400,000
In addition, the library campaign has received two pledges, totaling
$55,000, which will be fulfilled over time. Three donated book collections
have been valued at a total of $52,165.
Information about the library portion of The Campaign for Old Dominion
University can be reviewed on the library’s “Giving”
Web page: http://www.lib.odu.edu/libinfo/giving
To discuss ways that you can participate in the library capital campaign,
contact Lisa M. Murray (at 683-4471 or firstname.lastname@example.org), the library’s
liaison in the university’s Office of Development. A campaign pledge
card is printed on the final page of this newsletter.
Library Book Sale
The library’s annual book sale, which is managed by the library’s
staff association with help from members of the Friends of the Library,
was held November 2 – 5. A profit of $4,377.96 was realized during
the four-day event. Those funds will be used to support awards to library
Friends of the Library volunteers who worked at the book sale were Buddy
Ammons, Mary Lewis Ash, Mary Daniel, Paul Homsher, Fern McDougal, Lisa
Murray, Usman Qureshi, Sid Roberts, and Vanessa Suggs Wallace
Friends Stage Successful Early Fall Events
During Banned Books Week, the Friends of the Library joined libraries
and bookstores nationally in celebrating the freedom to read with a program
speaking out against attempts to censor books. On September 29 Tim Seibles
moderated a discussion with panelists Cathy Lewis, Lisa Murray, and Tom
Robotham. After an invigorating formal program, discussion followed with
lively participation by the audience of about 80.
The History of War and other Histories was the topic of the
Friends annual fall forum on October 28. Peter Paret, a noted scholar
in the contemporary study of military history, was the speaker. He is
Professor Emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.
The audience of 60 included members of the community, history students,
and university faculty.
Fascinating Lobby Exhibit
In celebration of Old Dominion University’s 75th anniversary, the
University Libraries present Building the University, the current exhibit
in the lobby of the Perry Library. The exhibit consists of photos of prominent
campus buildings, along with historical notes and excerpts from oral history
interviews with faculty and administrators associated with them.
The photos and other historical material were selected from collections
in the University Archives, part of the library’s Special Collections
Holiday Gifts for Bibliophiles
Some lovely items are available in the library for holiday gift giving,
and all are embellished with the Friends of the Library logo, an exceptionally
handsome lion. The inventory includes tee shirts ($10), sweat shirts ($15),
tote bags ($10), and travel mugs ($5). See Fern McDougal in the library’s
administrative office now to purchase these handsome gifts for bibliophiles.
Library Events Calendar
November 1 – January 6, Exhibit selected from the Hailstork collection,
Diehn Composers Room.
December 17, 4 p.m. Baskets for Books, Constant Convocation Center.
February, Library exhibit to celebrate Black History Month.
February 23, 5:30. Panel discussion preceding the President’s
Lecture with Terry Waite: Iraq, Guantanamo and Human Rights.
March, Library exhibit to celebrate Women’s History Month.
March 29, Annual author dinner. Speaker: Paul Rasor.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER is produced by the Publicity Committee
of the Friends of the Old Dominion University Library; members are:
Jean A. Major, Chair