Category: Friends of the Libraries
The Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries will sponsor a book reading and signing by Dr. Keith D. Dickson, Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College on Tuesday, November 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the University Village Bookstore. Dr. Dickson will read from his most recent book, Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South, which won the 2012 Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Biography from the Virginia Historical Society. Dr. Dickson will sign copies of the book following the reading and discussion.
Dr. Keith D. Dickson is a Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College and is also an adjunct professor in the Department of History at Old Dominion University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dickson served in the U.S. Army, the CIA, and as Commandant of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute. Following his retirement, he served as a Special Forces officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Dickson received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia in 1998 and also authored World War II for Dummies, The Civil War for Dummies, and World War II Almanac (Facts on File Library of American History).
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all members of the campus community.
The University Libraries and Friends of the ODU Libraries congratulate this year's Staff Member and Librarian of the Year.
Our Staff Member of the Year is Margaret Oliver. She is the library's Business Manager and has served the library since 2000. Kathryn Boone, our Librarian of the Year, is the Learning Commons Operations Manager and has served the library since 1983 in a variety of positions. Both are continuing their education at ODU: a degree in finance for Margaret, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Kathryn.
Congratulations to both of you!!!
The Friends of the Libraries 19th Annual Author Dinner will feature guest speaker Craig L. Symonds, Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. Symonds taught naval history and Civil War History for thirty years at the United States Naval Academy. In the 1970s he was a U.S. Navy officer and the first ensign ever to lecture at the prestigious Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. After his naval service, Symonds remained at the War College as a civilian Professor of Strategy from 1974-1975.
Dr. Symonds is the author of twelve books and the editor of nine others. His books have won the Barondess Lincoln Award, the Daniel and Marilyn Laney Prize, the S.A. Cunningham Award, the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize, and the John Lyman Book Prize three times. In 2009 he shared the $50,000 Lincoln Prize with James M. McPherson.
From 2005 to 2007 he was Chief Historian of the USS Monitor Center at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, overseeing the opening and promotion of that exhibit.
|Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: Reception and cash bar: 6:00 pm. Buffet dinner to follow.
Place: Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 7001 Hampton Boulevard
Parking: NYCC parking lot (no charge)
Cost: $40.00 per person ($35 for life members)
Reservations: Due by Friday, April 5, 2013. See flyer for details.
The 19th Annual Author Dinner The Friends of the Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to a faculty member from the College of Business and Public Administration. The award winner will be announced at the dinner.
Plan to participate in the Silent Auction, one of the major fundraising endeavors supporting the Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries.
On Thursday, May 3, the Friends of the ODU Libraries held their annual reception honoring the staff of the University Libraries. Staff Member and Librarian of the Year awards were given.
Staff Member of the Year
PC Hardware Support Specialist
Librarian of the Year
Acquisitions and Preservation
The 18th Annual Author Dinner of the Friends of the ODU Libraries will feature guest speaker David Poyer, an American author and retired naval officer: "Readings by David Poyer: From Bute Street to Best Sellers." Poyer began writing in 1976 and has published 30 novels. He is called "the most popular living author of American sea fiction."
Also at the dinner, the Friends will present their Outstanding Achievement Award to Sheri Colberg-Ochs, an ODU professor who specializes in diabetes and exercise research.
Plan to participate in the Silent Auction, one of the major fundraising endeavors supporting the Friends. Anticipated offerings include a deep-sea fishing trip leaving from Nags Head; a Discovery Membership to the Town Point Club, including a lunch; a lamp from Mary Barnett’s Gifts; vacation packages; entertainment opportunities; and merchandise from some of the area’s finest boutiques.
We hope to see you there!!
The Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries are celebrating National Friends of the Library Week during October 16-22nd with a display in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library. This display highlights the benefits of membership in the Friends of the ODU Libraries and acknowledges the support the Friends give us.
On display, for borrowing, are a selection of recent books that the Friends have purchased for the libraries. Their generous support also includes funding the Worldcat Local database accessible from the libraries homepage: http://www.lib.odu.edu
For information on becoming a Friend of the Old Dominion University Libraries and the variety of benefits available, contact either Edward Wladas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 683-5910 or Fern Mcdougal, email@example.com, 683-4146 or visit the Friends website at http://www.lib.odu.edu/fol
The 17th Annual Author Dinner of the Friends of the ODU Libraries will feature guest speaker Michael Pearson, Professor of Creative Writing at Old Dominion University. His talk is entitled: "Innocents Abroad Again - How Travel Leads to Home."
Also at the dinner, Osama Kandil will be honored with the Friends of the Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award. Kandil is Professor and Eminent Scholar in Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University.
-- Date: Friday, April 8, 2011
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Join the Friends of the ODU Libraries to hear Dan Ailey (aka Dr. Daniel Sonenshine, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences) discuss his latest work, a science-fiction novel, Extinction – The Ultimate Holocaust: The Plan to Eliminate Humanity. Refreshments will be available.
The forum will be held Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 12:00 noon. The location will be the University Village Book Store, 4417 Monarch Way. More information is located here.