Libraries and Learning Resources Launch Centennial Campaign “Preserve the Past-Envision the Future” 2002-2009

Lorraine Haricombe, Dean, LLR

This semester the Libraries and Learning Resources launched its Centennial Campaign “Preserve the Past-Envision the Future” 2002-2009. Our goal during the campaign will be twofold. First, we will focus on the spatial and environmental needs for our unique and special collections particularly in the Popular Culture Library, Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives, Curriculum Resource Center, the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, and the Center for Archival Collections. Secondly, our goal is to raise significant funds towards the construction of secure and appropriate storage and exhibit and study areas for these collections.

Our special collections serve the scholarly needs of our faculty and students as well as national and international researchers. The estimated worth of these precious collections is more than 10 million dollars; however, the variations in temperature, humidity, and the lack of fire suppression put them at risk in the Jerome library building. An estimated 15 million dollars is needed to appropriately store, process, and showcase the collections. Your financial contribution to the Libraries’ Centennial Campaign will provide significant support towards this goal.

Your contribution will be recognized on our beautiful new donor gift tree located on the first floor of Jerome library. Financial contributions may be made at anytime during the Libraries’ Centennial Campaign through 2009. More information about opportunities to give to the library can be found on the libraries’ homepage at: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/giving_lib.html. If you have questions please call the Dean’s office during business hours at (419) 372-2856.

Thank you for support to the Libraries and Learning Resources. Your gift will make a difference!