The Friends of Richard Bland College Library
celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week
(October 20-24, 2008)
FOLUSA (Friends of Libraries U.S.A.) has honored the Friends of the Richard Bland College Library with the 2008 National Friends of Libraries Week Award in the Academic Friends Group category for their exceptional efforts to promote and celebrate NFOL Week.
Friends Co-President Carole Summerville with Friends members Kay Snavely and Margo Sommer
Learn more about this prestigious award!
National Friends of Libraries Week Proclamation
Whereas, Friends of the Richard Bland College Library raise money that enables our Library to move from good to great—providing additional resources to support special collections, additional programming and special events throughout the year;
Whereas, the work of the Friends highlights on an on-going basis the fact that our Library is the center of learning and intellectual growth on our campus -- connecting students with the thoughts, ideas, and intellectual contributions of others from ages past and to the present;
Whereas, the Friends understand the critical importance of a well funded library and work to articulate that importance to ensure that our Library gets the resources it needs to provide a wide variety of services including access to print and electronic materials, along with expert assistance in research and reader’s advisory;
Whereas, the very gift of the Friends’ time and commitment to the Library sets an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the overall betterment of campus life;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that The Staff of RBC Library proclaims October 19-25, 2008, as Friends of Libraries Week. The Library Staff urges everyone on campus to join and support the Friends of the Library and thanks them for all they do to enrich our Library and, therefore, enhance academic achievement.
Fabulous Flea Market Auction
Auction brochure features a listing of items and photos.
Student Amanda Jennings bids on items in the Fabulous Flea Market Auction.
The Friends also hosted a Longaberger basket and baking dish raffle!
9" x 13" Baking Dish & Basket
(A $104 Value)
BONUS: In addition to the basket, the winner will receive a basket of apples, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Apple Butter, Farmer Brown’s
Nectarine-Lemon Jam and a loaf of delicious homemade bread! Thank you to Professor Pat Crocker for donating the basket.
Tickets are $1 each. Drawing held Thursday, October 23 at noon.
Alan Bartlett, Jill Baugher, Friends President Carole Summerville and Michael Austin
Carole Summerville’s name was drawn, and she chose the Apple Basket. She then generously offered the Longaberger Basket again for the raffle. The next name, drawn by student Michael Austin, was Karen Henley from the Division of Student Affairs.
Photos of our celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week are featured on the FOLUSA (Friends of Libraries U.S.A.) website!