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    Friends of Carrier Library
    Alma Hale-Cooper

    The Friends of Carrier Library was founded 17 years ago to support Carrier Library through publicity and financial support.  Funding for purchases and events comes from the endowment created by the Friends’ original 41 members, the annual membership drive and special events.   Members of the Friends Executive Committee  are:  Judy Cohen, President, Mary Addy, Ralph Alberico, Peggy Allen,  Alma Hale-Cooper, Reba Leiding, and Colleen Richards.    

    Two major on-going contributions from the Friends are the Browsing Collection in the library lobby and the Library of Congress exhibits on American history in the reference area.  

    In 2001, The Friends:  

    • Helped with the purchase of the Web of Science Database by providing funds to buy back files.  The database enables faculty and students to search articles in more than 6,000 journals in the sciences and social sciences and to find out who is doing similar research.

    • Sponsored the John Farrell Family Concert on April 28.  John is a songwriter, storyteller who has been coming to perform for us for the past eight years.  His concert this year was successful as usual with an attendance of over 200 people. 

    • Supported five Genealogy Workshops facilitated by Gordon Miller during June and July.  Four of them were computer workshops consisting of 8 people each.  One was a classroom workshop for 25 people.  This is the 10th year Gordon has facilitated these workshops for us, and as usual all the workshops were filled to capacity.

    • Sponsored the Annual Book Sale (October 13), which is held each year on Parents’ Weekend on the library patio.  We had a good response and made over $1,000.  The books were left in the library lobby until November 2 so more students and faculty could take advantage of the sale.  Our total sales amounted to $1551. 


    Membership in Friends is open to anyone who donates to the group for an annual fee of:  $25 for an individual membership and $50 for a family membership.  Members may use all of Carrier Library’s resources.  For information regarding membership, contact Alma Hale-Cooper at 568-6996.



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