Ohio University Libraries was thrilled to have recently received a very special piece of mail: a signed and sealed letter from Ohio Senator Keith Faber, president of the Ohio Senate, and Ohio Senator Lou Gentile, assistant minority whip, congratulating the Libraries on its bicentennial.
“Since opening its doors two centuries ago, Ohio University Libraries has become one of the community’s most vibrant and venerable institutions,” they wrote on behalf of the members of the Senate of the 130th General Assembly of the State of Ohio.
The letter acknowledges the dedication of all those who have “nurtured, directed, and sustained Ohio University Libraries” and declares all those involved in the mission of the Libraries as “fine Ohioans.”
“Thanks to the generous efforts of a host of individuals, including the dean of university libraries, Scott Seaman, it remains an exciting hub of language and learning, a place of intellectual discovery, and an indispensable center for the exchange of ideas and information,” it reads.
“It’s an honor for all of us in Ohio University Libraries to be recognized by the Senate,” said Seaman.
The letter goes on to say that the Libraries has “shown how very much can be accomplished by a group of conscientious, industrious people,” and that these people “can be proud that their unflagging commitment to literacy, education, and services has made it possible for the organization to flourish.
The University Libraries thanks Senator Keith Faber, Senator Lou Gentile and the Senate of the 130th General Assembly of the State of Ohio for the honor of their congratulations, as well as all those who have generously supported and continue to support this institution with their time, energy and resources.