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UDLA Board Elections

    

    The University of Delaware Library Associates, the “friends group” of the University of Delaware Library, held the annual meeting of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, November 8, 2005, and elected the following officers for calendar year 2006:  Wilson J. C. Braun, Jr., Managing Director,  J.P. Morgan Private Bank, as President; Michael Olin Clark, Principal, Legg Mason Investment Counsel as Senior Vice-President; The Honorable Helen S. Balick, Retired Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, as Vice-President; Dr. J. A. Leo Lemay, Winterthur Professor of English, University of Delaware, as Treasurer;Joseph P. Melloy, Sr., Senior Higher Education Consultant, Computer Aid Incorporated (CAI), as Secretary; and Susan Brynteson, the May Morris Director of Libraries, University of Delaware, as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.

    The Board of Directors of the University of Delaware Library Associates, comprised of up to forty members, has rotating terms.  Members of the Board elected for the term 2006-2008 were: Charles M. Allmond III, The Honorable Bernard Balick, The Honorable Helen S. Balick, Edmund N. Carpenter II, Lammot du Pont Copeland, Jr., Richard L. Dayton, Robert D. Fleck, Jr., Vance A. Funk III, Edmond L. Lincoln, Ann H. McKelvie, Margaret H. Perkins, Gordon A. Pfeiffer, William Prickett, The Honorable William T. Quillen, Robert H. Richards III, and Mark Samuels Lasner.

    Founded in 1958, the University of Delaware Library Associates work to expand and enrich the research collections of the University of Delaware Library through gifts from individual members, funds raised by sponsored programs, and by donations of significant books.

    Each year contributions of the University of Delaware Library Associates assist financially with the acquisition of rare library materials, sponsor an exhibition opening reception and an exhibition publication to promote Special Collections, support a June lecture program in the Morris Library featuring the research of a University of Delaware faculty member, and sponsor an annual dinner that includes a presentation by an author of regional or national acclaim.  Members also receive a semiannual Newsletter of the University of Delaware Library Associates, exhibition catalogs, and a journal called Collections which is published on an occasional basis. 

    The University of Delaware Library Associates’ Annual Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 27, 2006, at which Ron Chernow, award-winning author of Alexander Hamilton will speak on “Alexander Hamilton and the Power of the Printed Word” and sign his book.

    New members are actively solicited for membership in the University of Delaware Library Associates.  Annual contributions begin for students at $5.00 and for Friends at $35.00.  To request a printed membership brochure or a printed dinner invitation, interested persons can send an e-mail message to or contact the Office of the Director of Libraries at 302-831-2231.

Picture of UDLA Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors of the University of Delaware Library Associates at the annual meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2005, which was held in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library.  Board members include left to right:  row 1 seated:  John David Cist, Ann H. McKelvie, Marsha Barnett, The Honorable Ada Leigh Soles, and Frances O. Allmond; standing row 2:  Joseph P. Melloy, Sr, Robert D. Fleck, Jr., Mark Samuels Lasner, Louise Roselle, W. Oliver Kincannon, John B. Tepe, Jr., and Wilson J.C. Braun, Jr.; standing row 3:  The Honorable Willam T. Quillen, Dr. Ronald M. Finch, Eldon Homsey, Susan Brynteson, Charles M. Allmond III, and William H. Sudell, Jr.  Not pictured:  The Honorable Bernard Balick, The Honorable Helen S. Balick, Thomas C.T. Brokaw, Michael O. Clark, Lammot du Pont Copeland, Jr., Mary Jane Elliott, Dr. Ronald M. Finch, Dr. J.A. Leo Lemay, Gordon A. Pfeiffer, William Prickett, Robert H. Richards III, Marion Silliman, Willard A. Speakman III, John A.H. Sweeney, Dr. Marguerite D. Thew, Joseph A. Trotter, Jr., and Daniel F. Wolcott, Jr.

 


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