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On Thursday, October 2, the library staff at Richard Bland College hosted an Open House to celebrate the Library’s reopening. Invitees, including faculty, staff, students and special guests, were treated to refreshments and complimentary silver bookmarks engraved with the Library’s name. Bookmarks were made available by the Friends of the Library.
Newcomers enjoyed tours of the recently renovated facility. College retirees who remember the original Library were particularly impressed by the new Library in terms of its soothing color palette, the wonderful views from the second floor, the striking glass staircase, the compact shelving, the sizeable Special Collections Room, and the overall increased spaciousness, technology, and functionality.
Library Director Dr. Virginia Cherry and Student Assistant Catherin Fortmuller crafted a special invitation featuring a "pop-up" of the Library's grand staircase.
Dr. Virginia Cherry
Guests were treated to cookies and punch.
Dr. James McNeer with Delegate Riley Ingram
Dot Miller, Dr. Virginia Cherry and Thelma Helmick
Student Dana Garrett enjoys a cookie.
Joy Galloni (center) chats with D. Hartman and Joanne Beck
who are the children of RBC's first Library Director Elizabeth Hartman.
Dr. James McNeer shares a laugh with Judy Blevins.
Andrew Browning and Travis Long
Deborah Vroman and Cham Pritchard
Students Phillip Grubbs and Jill Baugher
Lauren Waymack, Margery Young and Mary Perdue
Dr. Virginia Cherry with Carol Kelly
"The name's Kelly...Mike Kelly."
Ashanti Neverson, Shataya Gilstrap and India Rawlings are part of
Middle College Program.
Dr. Virginia Cherry and Virginia State University Library Director
Dr. Elsie Weatherington
Dr. John Blair with Judy Blevins
Student Gordon Glover
Giovanka Obermuller and Lois Wray
Dr. Theresa Stillion, Gayla Hayes and Jeanette Horne
Students Danielle Hackett and Tamika Davis
Randy Dean, Dr. Virginia Cherry and Mike Kelly
Cathy Reed (Swem Library Content Services Director), Deloris Thomas (Swem Library Administration), Carol Coughlin (VIMS Hargis Library Director), and Connie McCarthy (Dean of University Libraries at The College of William and Mary) came to the Open House from Williamsburg.
Dr. John Blair with Connie McCarthy
Students David Wall and Roberto Ford
Dottie Edwards and Judy Blevins
Dolly Crowder and Dot Miller
Roland Parsons (right) searches for the perfect cookie!
Joy Galloni and Charlotte Rhodes
Sandra Coleman, Chair of the Colonial Heights School Board,
and Gay Whitaker
Irene Handy and Thelma Helmick
Students Toni Priode, Travis Long and Jill Baugher
Stephanie Cunningham, Mike Kelly and Nancy Kelly
Dr. LeAnn Binger and Dr. Virginia Cherry
Community patron Curtis Andrews
Patty Fisher, Frances Scarbrough and Winnie VanLandingham
Cham Pritchard and Charlotte Rhodes
Dr. James McNeer and Carol Kelly
Dr. Lee Woodruff with Dot Miller and Thelma Helmick
Dr. Virginia Cherry with her predecessor Eike Heuter
Students Herb Vazquez and Keith Miller
The Swem Librarians did a little book shopping!
Calvin and Dolly Crowder
Dottie Edwards, Iris Shwartz and Judy Blevins
Dr. Virginia Cherry, Marilyn Antunes and Margo Sommer
Norma Southard (Swem Cataloging), Cindy Sadler (Swem Serials/Preservation),
Cay Davis (Swem Cataloging) and Joy Galloni
Dr. Vern Lindquist, Jim Saady and Michaele Shriver
Dolly Crowder and Randy Dean
Dr. Virginia Cherry, Michael Bradley and Joanne Beck
Community patrons Jean Lum and Wesy Chappell came shopping for books
and joined the party!
Thelma Helmick and Dot Miller
Dr. Virginia Cherry catches up with Joy Galloni's husband Joe and son Brent.
Sandra Coleman, Joanne Beck, D. Hartman and Joy Galloni
Michael Bradley, Deborah Vroman and Alan Bartlett
Dr. LeAnn Binger, Dr. Virginia Cherry, Dr. James McNeer and Carol Kelly
Hopewell Councilor Christina J. Luma-Bailey and Hopewell Mayor Brenda Pelham
with Joy Galloni
Phillip Grubbs and Irene Handy
Dr. Virginia Cherry, Susan Riggs (Swem Special Collections) and Kay Domine
(Swem Special Projects Librarian)
Dr. Virginia Cherry with gift from the Swem Library staff
at The College of William and Mary.
Dr. Virginia Cherry with Curtis Andrews who hand-delivered a lovely plant!
Dr. Virginia Cherry holds a lovely bouquet from Virginia O’Herron,
the Library Director at Old Dominion University.
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October 24, 2008