About Friends of Hannon Library

About Friends of Hannon Library

The Friends of Hannon Library grew out of discussions in 1974 among the University's librarians, some faculty members, and interested citizens of the area. Meetings began in 1975, a constitution was adopted, and an organization came into being.

The Friends of Hannon Library's aim of enriching the University's collections has resulted in many important acquisitions over the years, ranging from two Shakespeare folios to the recent second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and the McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Funds raised by Friends of the Library have provided library materials that the University would not have otherwise have been able to afford.

As a member of the Friends of Hannon Library, your voice is significant. The governing board of directors is chosen from and elected by the membership at the annual meeting.

Every year, the Friends of Hannon Library presents a series of outstanding speakers on topics of literary and intellectual interest. Speakers have included Senator Mark Hatfield, Angus Bowmer, author Erskine Caldwell, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts, John Frohnmayer.

We urge you to join Friends of Hannon Library and become an important part of Southern Oregon University. Contact Library's Administrative Assistant at (541)552-6816 with any questions.

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