Campus authors, artists honored by library friends group

BGSU recognized the achievements of 80 of its faculty and staff at the annual Authors and Artists reception hosted Nov. 9 by the Friends of the University Libraries.

Many of those honored had more than one scholarly or artistic accomplishment during the last year and received multiple plaques.

Also presented at the reception was the Friend of the Library Award, which went to Jack Taylor, a resident of Maumee, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the University Libraries. For nearly two decades, Taylor has provided volunteer support of the annual Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives record sale.

Retired as co-president of Educational Marketing Services, Taylor is a lifelong record collector and appraiser. His expertise, along with his knowledge of the history of popular music, has proven an effective tool for advising and negotiating with customers and contributing to the long success of the sale, said the Friends awards committee.

The Friend of the Library is an external award granted annually to honor a University employee, student, community person or institution who has contributed substantially to the growth and development of the University Libraries. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, donations of materials or time, community advocacy, financial gifts and membership activities.

November 14, 2005