Jump to main content

History and Activities

Previous Activities and Projects

  • Mari Michener Art Gallery exhibits
  • First Wednesday book sales
  • Library staff appreciation pizza party during National Library Week
  • Bi-annual board meetings and annual general meeting
  • Holiday performance by the UNC Concert Choir
  • Collaborative programming with High Plains Library District, Historic Greeley, and the James A. Michener Society

Projects Funded by the Friends

Through the years, the Friends of the UNC Libraries have sponsored a variety of projects:

  • Mari Michener Art Gallery and its predecessor, the Corridor Gallery 
  • Bronze bust of James A. Michener to celebrate the opening of the James A. Michener Special Collection in October 1998
  • Door plaque for the James A. Michener Room, which was formerly located on the first floor of the James A. Michener Library
  • Restoration of Normal School period (1889-1911) antique display cases
  • Redecoration of the Michener Library Administration Conference Room
  • Reception desk in Archival Services Department
  • Library materials for the Music and former Lab School Libraries

The Friends Quilt and Banner

For the University's centennial celebration in 1989, members appliqued a quilt that highlighted twelve campus landmarks. The quilt is now displayed in a special case located at the entrance to the Mari Michener Art Gallery.

A quilted banner was made for use in the Greeley Independence Stampede parade as well as the University's Homecoming parade. When not in use for these events, the banner hangs in Michener Library.

Friends of the UNC Libraries Centennial Quilt

Past Presidents

2016-2021, Barry Rothaus
2012 - 2016, Sheila Bolsover
2003 - 2012, John Dietz
2001 - 2003, Shirley Soenksen
2000 - 2001, Peggy Ford
1999 - 2000, Shirley Soenksen
1995 - 1999, Jim Riesberg
1993 - 1995, Janet Jerome
1991 - 1993, Peggy Griffith
1989 - 1991, Rhoten Smith
1987 - 1989, Rose Mary Koob
1985 - 1987, Dorothy Baker
1983 - 1985, Virginia Strong
1981 - 1983, Catherine Yoder
1979 - 1981, Susan Platz
1977 - 1979, Pauline Smillie
1975 - 1977, Vi Darst
1973 - 1975, Peggy Koplitz

Newsflash!

Newsflash!, a newsletter of the Friends of the UNC Libraries, was published from September 2012 through January 2016 and is now archived.

January 2016
February 2014
October 2013
April 2013
February 2013
November 2012
September 2012