Beginning in 1911 with a room in Gilbreath Hall and the intent to offer a space in which one could discover good books, the University Library has expanded both its physical and conceptual resources. The Library currently serves as the repository for books, journals, archival manuscripts, photographs, microforms, government documents, video and sound recordings, electronic media and databases. Professional and support personnel provide critical services to students and regional residents alike. The Library also provides networked access to an ever-broadening range of digital information resources, evolving truly into a library without walls. From this legacy the new Sherrod Library opened in 1999 at ETSU, renewing the commitment to provide information and knowledge to people throughout the region.
We'd like you to be a part of the continuing legacy, to share in the exciting journey and help the library by being a Library Associate. The ETSU Library Associates bring together those in the ETSU community and region who share the desire to support a library that preserves and makes available our collective memory using the technology and tools of the future.
As a member of the ETSU Library Associates you receive Associates and University Library publications, invitations to the annual meeting and to special lecture and receptions sponsored by the Library and the university. Library Associates are also eligible to receive a courtesy card with borrowing privileges and access to all of the resources of the Sherrod Library including regional collections and Internet access.
Associates' activities include periodic book and media sales, participation in workshops covering subjects such as using the Internet and the Library's own online system, sponsorship of library speakers, reading discussion groups, awards ceremonies, and other activities developed by the organization's membership in cooperation with the University Library.
Easy! You may become a member of the ETSU Library Associates by making a personal or corporate annual contribution. The following categories of annual membership are available:
ETSU Library Associate Membership Application Form (Adobe Acrobat .pdf file) Please print, fill out, remit membership fee, and mail to: ETSU Library Associates, Box 70665, Johnson City, TN 37614-0665.
The membership meeting on Monday, September 20, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. in the Quillen Exhibit area on the 4th floor of Sherrod Library will recommend the following slate of officers:
President: Judy Barrett
Secretary/Treasurer: Ruth Sharp
Board Members: Jim Odom, Judy Odom & Cate Strain
Continuing Board Members: Ches Sharp, Linda Gordon, & Joan Coogan
Solicitation and Gifts
Publications and Publicity
Budget and Finance
The annual membership meeting and board election is Monday, September 20, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. in the Quillen Exhibit area on the 4th floor of Sherrod Library. Refreshments will be served.
The ETSU Library Associates brings together those who are dedicated to the library's continued growth and who share an appreciation of books and other library media. The purpose of the ETSU Library Associates is to:
NationsBank Donation January 14, 1998
JOHNSON CITY -- The East Tennessee State University Library Associates recently received a membership donation of $2,500 from NationsBank of East Tennessee.
The donation was presented by Richard K. Storey, regional executive. With this donation, NationsBank became the first corporate sustaining member in the ETSU Library Associates, the new support organization of the university library.
Sherry Keller, chair of the Associates' Advisory Council, acknowledged the membership donation as "a tremendous boost to our fledgling organization and to the ETSU Library."
The Library Associates' activities planned for 1998 in cooperation with the University Library include a workshop on the Internet, a book sale to benefit the new library, sponsorship of a library speaker and more.
For more information, contact Dr. Fred P. Borchuck, dean of University Libraries, at (423) 439-4337.
Library Associates Begins October 24, 1997
JOHNSON CITY -- As construction on the new East Tennessee State University central library progresses on schedule, the prospect of a major new library facility in the region has stirred activity leading to the creation of a new library support organization, the ETSU Library Associates.
"We felt that Associates, rather than Friends, better reflected our intent to develop a multifaceted relationship with the library," said Sherry Keller, chair of the association's 10-member Advisory Council. "This relationship includes fund-raising and volunteerism, but we are also shooting for establishing links between the community and the library which both allow community members and organizations to take advantage of the library's resources, and the library to benefit from the community's expertise, participation and enthusiasm for learning. Truly, we hope to be partners rather than patrons."
The Library Associates advisory council developed from a steering committee after an organizational meeting was held in November 1996.
"We met monthly to learn about the new library and to develop our role in helping to support its mission at the university and throughout the Tri-Cities region," Keller said. "After discussing how we envisioned the new group, and after looking through examples of bylaws, purpose statements and promotional materials other university support organizations around the country had produced, we formalized our own bylaws and, in mid-September, embarked on our first membership recruitment campaign."
As chair of the new organization, Keller said that the Advisory Council members are looking forward to being joined by others in the community who are interested in the ETSU Library and the Library Associates' purpose -- to assist the university library in improving its collections and services while also helping to promote the values and mission of the library in Northeast Tennessee.
"Students, faculty and citizens in the region will all have a new and exciting library to visit when (the new ETSU central library) opens, which is expected in the fall of 1998," Keller said. "Associates members are eager to improve the library collections and services.
"Membership in the ETSU Library Associates is open to everyone in the region, including all ETSU students, faculty, staff and alumni," said Dr. Fred Borchuck, dean of libraries. "We really look forward to having a wide membership of folks who will join us in learning how the books and technology in the new central library will contribute to enriching our lives and learning in East Tennessee."
Current officers and members of the ETSU Library Associates Advisory Council are Keller; Clayton Carpenter, vice-chair; Judith Barrett, secretary; Allen Clark, treasurer; Frank Newby; Dorothy Carpenter; Glaister and Evelyn Elmer; and Hester Clark.
The first annual meeting of the ETSU Library Associates was held, Friday, October 24. (EDITOR'S NOTE: The meeting is being held today at 6:30 pm in the East Tennessee Room of the D.P. Culp Center.)
For more information, contact Keller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library Associates Reading & Discussion Group meets the second Monday of each month in the Quillen Conference Room on the 4th Floor of the Sherrod Library at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served.
Each year during homecoming the Library Associates sponsors a two-day Book & Media Sale outside the Charles C. Sherrod Library.
The ETSU Celebration of Books & Authors occurs every two years, the next occasion being in the spring of 2006.
Adopted 30 September 1997
The Library Associates of East Tennessee State University shall be governed by the following by-laws in the conduct of its business.
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization shall be the ETSU Library Associates.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The ETSU Library Associates brings together those who are dedicated to the appreciation of books and other library media. The purpose of the ETSU Library Associates is to:
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
All persons interested in the purpose and programs of the ETSU Library Associates shall be eligible for membership.
Section A. Categories and Dues
Admission to membership is conferred by the Advisory Council of the ETSU Library Associates upon receipt of membership form and annual payment for membership in one of the following categories:
The following membership year shall coincide with the academic year of East Tennessee State University (September to the following August)
Section B. Privileges
Honorary membership may be conferred by a unanimous vote of the Advisory Council and those who have provided distinguished service to the library and/or university. Honorary members shall be entitled to all of the privileges of the organization except the right to hold office.
Section C. Meetings
ARTICLE IV: ADVISORY COUNCIL
Section A. Function
The Advisory Council shall serve as the Associates directing body. The Advisory Council shall determine the policies, budget, programs, activities, and governing rules of the organization. At all times the Advisory Council will act in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Tennessee Board of Regents, East Tennessee State University, and the University Libraries.
Section B. Membership
Section C. Officers
Election of Officers
a. An election shall be held annually by the Councilors-at-Large at their first meeting of the academic year. The Vice-Chair shall be elected annually and become the Chair in the second year in office. The Secretary shall be elected in odd-numbered years and servers for two years. The Treasurers shall be elected in even-numbered years and serves for two years.
b. All officers of the Advisory Council shall hold office until their successors have been elected.
c. No officer may hold an office for more than two consecutive years.
ARTICLE V- COMMITTEES
ARTICLE VI- FUNDS AND LIABILITY
Financial resources of the ETSU Library Associates shall consist of the annual membership dues and other gifts.
Section A. Funds
Section B. Other Gifts
Section C. Budget Procedures
ARTICLE VII- RATIFICATION AND AMENDMENTS
ARTICLE VIII- RULES OF ORDER
Robert's Rules of Order, newly revised edition, shall govern the proceedings of all meetings of the organization and its constituent parts except as provided by these bylaws.
ARTICLE X - DISSOLUTION
In the event the purpose of the ETSU Library Associates Foundation fund shall become inoperative or inactive for three fiscal years, the entire assets deposited in the fund shall be reassigned to another purpose that shall support the ETSU Library with the written agreement from the following: 1) the Advisory Council Chair; 2)the Dean of Libraries; and 3) the ETSU Foundation Executive Director.