The Friends of the Florida State University Libraries was founded in 1959 by Beth Walton Moor, alumna of the Florida State College for Women, charter member of the Board of Trustees of the FSU Foundation, and primary organizer for fundraising efforts for the construction of the Longmire Alumni Building. The Friends include individuals and organizations valuing the vital role of libraries in learning, teaching and research. The Friends support the FSU Libraries in their efforts to contribute to Florida State University’s stature as an outstanding research university. The Friends support the Libraries by heightening awareness of the Libraries’ resources, services and needs; by sponsoring programs that stimulate intellectual and cultural interchange; by providing financial support to enhance library resources and services; by supporting the fundraising efforts of the Libraries; and by fostering communication, through publicity as appropriate and through a website within the Florida State University Libraries’ website, helping to call attention to programs and events and including an archive of the Friends’ previous activities.
For 52 years the Friends has continued its mission largely through the generous financial support of members. The valued members of the Friends of the FSU Libraries recognize the importance of a commitment to preserving the excellence of existing collections and to developing new collections in new formats. Thank you for your continued support.
~ Kris Harper, President of the Friends of FSU Libraries
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