Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries


November 2005


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 Convocation Center.

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 Club.

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 memorabilia.

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 lmurray@odu.edu), 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 student workers.

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 Department.


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:
Donna Bausch
Jean A. Major, Chair
Peter Schulman
Susan Weaver