NO.56 FALL 2000

The Library Associates

Join more than 6,000 other friends, book lovers, alumni, and faculty who recognize that the influence of a great research library reaches beyond the university it serves to the many communities of which it is a part.

Library Associates receive complimentary copies of the quarterly newsletter Bene Legere, as well as invitations to special occasions at the Library. For more information on the Library Associates program, please write or telephone: The Library Development Office, Room 188 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000; telephone (510) 642-9377. Or, check our website.


New Faces in the Library

Bene Legere*, the newsletter of the Library Associates, is published quarterly by the Library Development Office, University of California, Berkeley, Room 188 Doe Library, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Telephone: 510-642-9377.

© The Library Associates, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

Kenneth and Dorothy Hill Interim University Librarian: Thomas C. Leonard

Director of Development and External Relations: David John Duer

Director of Annual Giving: Wendy Hanson

Editor/Writer: Louise Braunschweiger

Editorial Assistant: Dena Proctor

Design Layout/Production: Mary Scott

Photography: Beth Sibley, Kay Starkweather

*From the Latin motto inscribed over the north portal of the Government & Social Science Information Service (the former Loan Hall) in Doe Library: Bene Legere Saecla Vincere, "To read well is to master the ages."

Thomas C. Leonard (Ph.D. '73), professor of journalism and associate dean of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, was appointed by Chancellor Robert Berdahl as the Kenneth and Dorothy Hill Interim University Librarian. Replacing Gerald R. Lowell, Leonard, who is former chair of the Academic Senate Library Committee, is also director of the Mass Communications Program in the School of Journalism.

According to Leonard: "I walked into Doe Library as a graduate student in 1967 and the institution has been my main workplace ever since. My field has been the history of media in the Graduate School of Journalism. I don't think that the Chancellor knew that I had 105 items out under my name when he asked me to move from faculty chair of the Library Committee to the interim post. But there was a logic to the invitation: if you cannot get the books, get the borrower."

Also new to the Library is David J. Duer '68. Appointed director of Library Development and External Relations. Duer will be responsible for the Library's fund raising efforts following completion in December 2000 of the University's current capital campaign, Campaign for a New Century. Coming back to Cal after a four-year stint as the chief development officer for the School of Medicine/Medical Center at UC Davis, Duer notes that "it is a real homecoming for me to return to the Berkeley campus after almost four years at UC Davis--and especially to be able to join the Library staff. Having grown up in the Berkeley area, graduated with the Centennial Class, and worked in the UC Berkeley College of Engineering for ten years, I have strong personal and professional ties to the campus. I am looking forward to directing a very successful development program in the coming years."

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