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About the Friends


About the Friends

The Friends of the SMU Libraries, originally founded in 1970 as Colophon, is an organization dedicated to promoting and enriching the resources, services and operations of the eight SMU Libraries. The Friends also provide opportunities for book lovers to become acquainted with each other and with the many resources of the SMU Libraries through a series of programs each year. These events feature noted authors, historians, artists, publishers and curators of notable collections.

Since its founding in 1970, the Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon has been committed to helping the libraries maintain their excellence. In over 45 years, the Friends have funded over $1,000,000 in materials and library services. In addition to providing funds for reference materials and fine press books, the Friends continue to provide much-needed support for electronic resources and equipment.

Friends Board, 2016 – 2017

Stephanie Amsel, President
Polly York, Vice President
Cindy Ruppi, Secretary
Donna Cotter, Treasurer
Jennifer Pickens, Past President

Ex Officio
Greg Ivy
Gillian McCombs
Sandy Miller
Roberta Schaafsma

Lou Bauman
Kelly Baxter
Karen Blumenthal
Mary Helen Bradford
Amy Polley Hamilton
Linda Jenkins
Janis Knott
Jean Lamberty
Judy McMillin
Kortney Nelson