Line and Friends Fundraiser
By Kim Kuenlen, Administrative Services
than 150 people attended The Friends Valentine's Auction
and preview of A Chorus Line at the CSUS Theatre. Last Thursday's
event was a successful fundraiser for the Friends thanks
in part to the Library's Knitting Group that donated more
than 25 hand-knitted items. Director Ed Brazo explained
some of the history of A Chorus Line to the eager audience
before the performance began. The singing and dancing was
top notch and the audience applauded wildly in appreciation.
On behalf of the Friends, thank you to all the Library Knitters
for their beautiful donations...we saw many successful bidders
wear their scarves home!
to Diana Winckel!
By Jennifer Ware, Acquistions and Tamara
Trujillo, Library Administration
join us in welcoming Diana Winckel, our new Head of the
Serials Unit. She began her new duties at CSUS on February
15 and comes to us most recently from Rapid City Public
Library in South Dakota. Rapid City, we have been told,
is located in a very scenic part of the state which is considered
to be the “banana belt” of South Dakota. Her
responsibilities there were divided between Public Services
and Technical Services. Prior to that, she worked 19 years
at the CSU Bakersfield Library where she advanced to the
position of Manager of Technical Services. Diana told us
that she is delighted to be back in her native state of
California, as she has a daughter and brother in the Sacramento
area. She loves to travel and to crochet. She has one cat
but “would probably have a zoo of pets [if she could].”
Diana took a tour of the Library on her first day at CSUS.
If you missed being introduced to her that morning, she
would very much appreciate those of you who did not meet
her dropping by to introduce yourself.
& Crocheting Efforts on Behalf of Library Friends
By Tamara Trujillo, Library Administration
have come to the Library Staff Room any of the last three
Wednesdays at noontime you saw an energetic and enthusiastic
group of knitters engaged in finishing various projects
for the upcoming silent auction being sponsored by the Library
Friends on Thursday, March 17. Library staff members Debbie
Rogenmoser, Lynn Drennan, Charlotte Xanders, Lauretta Frost,
Inez Curtin, Madeleine Gaines, Debbie Metzger, Roz Van Auker,
Leilani Hall, Lillie Jones, Tonya Stanger, Jenny Leung,
Carol Taketa, Eileen Heaser, and Tamara Trujillo finished
their various projects and filled two large boxes of knitted
items for the auction. This is a first project for some
of our knitters and has been the start of a new hobby. A
number of community members – Elsa Curry (items donated
through Kathryn Blackmer Reyes), Elayne Metzger, and Jane
Greif also heard about the fundraiser event and donated
items they had knit or crocheted for the auction. Jenny
Leung worked together with her mother, Janet, on a joint
project. The array of colors, textures, and styles are truly
wonderful. The knitting/crocheting group will be meeting
again next Wednesday, February 23 at 12:30 pm in the Staff
Lounge to discuss future projects. Join us if you are interested.
Past Present and Future: March is Theme Month for Diabetes
and Women's History
By Carol Gebel, Chair, Library Exhibits
library has hosted an exhibit on researching African-American
genealogy as part of Black History month. Perhaps the exhibit
aroused your curiosity about your own family history. The
handout in the kiosk next to the first floor exhibit case
lists some general genealogy titles as well as ones on African-American
family history. This exhibit ends on February 24.
A Diabetes Awareness Month exhibit for March
will replace the Black History display. Librarians Mary
Hicks and Eileen Heaser have collaborated in focusing on
this critical health issue to the library and library patrons.
The incidence of this disease is rising alarmingly. Everyone
needs to be aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes.
Please stop and take a look at this informative exhibit.
The Exhibits Committee is pleased once again
to provide assistance to students by providing a venue to
display their work. The third floor of the library will
be the location of a project on Women’s History, shown
in conjunction with displays at the Women’s Resource
Center. “Phenomenal Women” will highlight the
accomplishments of women and invite viewers to share stories
of phenomenal women they have known.
Two exhibits that will be mounted in the second
half of March will highlight the arts. The first floor link
to the Library Media Center will host an exhibit of watercolors
by Charles Martell, former Dean of the Library. He will
be presenting twelve works based on the watercolor depictions
of American birds painted by the naturalist/artist John
James Audubon. On the second floor will be a display of
photographs featuring portraits and landscapes taken in
India and other countries by Jana Shober of CSUS Department
of Biological Sciences. Do take a moment to stop and enjoy
these scenes captured on film by Ms. Shober. These two exhibits
will be in place into the month of May.
Assistant Editor: Laura Archbold
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submission for the next Floor to Floor March 23,
2005, release March 28, 2005.
Elephant Silent Auction – Fundraising for
By Hong Wang, Reference
The Library Employee Committee (LEC)
will host a “white elephant” silent
auction on Thursday, March 17th, 2005. With Christmas
over and spring cleaning drawing near, we are thinking
that some wonderful holiday gifts are possibly hiding
in cabinets and treasure trunks in your home. We
encourage library employees to consider donating
some of your excess or unwanted and unused items
to LEC to the silent auction. This will be a fun
event as well as a worthwhile cause.
The funds raised by the auction will
be used for the usual good works LEC has been involved
with, such as library-wide social events, promoting
employee morale and providing welcoming introduction
for new library employees. LEC currently has $238.18
in its account and needs your support with this
All donations can be dropped off with
any Library Employee Committee member. The donor
can provide a starting price for bidding. If not
auctioned off, items can be returned to the donor,
if desired. A flyer officially announcing the auction
will be distributed to all Library employees closer
to the date of the event. Listed below are LEC members
and their office locations:
Julie Thomas (Chair) -- SCUA
Lillie Jones – Administration
Hong Wang – Reference
Anne Bradley – Reference
Pairlee Berry – Systems Office
Lorraine Saiz – Serials Unit
The LEC would like to thank you for your consideration,
generosity and continued support.
and Upcoming University Library Exhibits
1st floor standing case – African American
Genealogy (Black Heritage Month)
1st floor cases: beginning February 26. Diabetes
Awareness by Mary Hicks and Eileen Heaser
1st floor walls: beginning March 17. An Exhibit
of Watercolors: Renderings by Charles Martell of
twelve plates from the original water-color paintings
of John James Audubon for The Birds of America.
2nd floor walls: beginning March 23. Photographs:
Portraits and Landscapes by Jana Shober, CSUS Dept
of Biological Sciences.
3rd floor walls: beginning March 1. Phenomenal Women
– Women’s History Project by CSUS students
as part of the Women’s Resource Center’s
celebration of Women’s History Month.
Bay Area Figurative Show, an exhibition of oil paintings
and works on paper from the 1950s and 60s. The work
is a collection of Bay Area artists such as David
Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bishoff and many
more. Opening reception. March 11, 5-88 p.m. March
7-July 22, 2005.