“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”
~ Shelby Foote, American Historian and Novelist
2019 marks 25 years since Friends of MSU Library (FOL) was founded. Thanks to generous support from so many of you, FOL has been able to raise funds for important projects and foster awareness of MSU Library.
The library, and MSU as a whole, has evolved more than the FOL founders could have imagined. In 1994, MSU had almost 11,000 students, the internet was just becoming widely-used, and the library functioned largely as a book repository. Today, MSU has almost 17,000 students, the most heavily used library collections are digital, and the library has become a popular study and collaborative learning space.
As president of the FOL board of directors, it is my since hope we can count on your continued support as FOL looks forward to the next 25 years. We hope to see you in 2019.
Cece Renick, President, Friends of MSU Library Board
FRIENDS OF MSU LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cece Renick, President
Kenning Arlitsch, Dean, MSU Library
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Ann Vinciguerra, Staff Liaison
Michaela Bader, Associate Director of Development, MSU Alumni Foundation