◊ The Friends held their third annual "Evening with the Erie Sea Wolves". Approximately 80 tickets were sold for the event, raising $496 for the library.
◊ The annual "Dinner and a Book" event was held on October 14. The featured speaker was sports writer and Edinboro alum, Richard Peterson.
◊ The library hosted the Louis Braille Bicentennial traveling exhibit. Ninety second graders from Edinboro Elementary School visited the library to see the exhibit.
◊ The library served as the host for the fall 2009 meeting of the Western PA/West Virginia chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
◊ Members of the library faculty developed a number of LibGuides, online subject-related guides to print and online information resources. Many of the cited resources are accessible from the LibGuide via live links. These guides have been used thousands of times since their development a year ago.
◊ The Friends assisted with the library's fall book sale.
◊ The library's gate count for the 2008-2009 academic year was over 297,000 students.
The collections of the Baron-Forness Library have, through the years, benefited from the commitment and generosity of many friends in the University and neighboring communities. The organization is founded on our common understanding and interest in books and scholarly materials. The Friends are composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff, corporate sponsors, and community members who advocate for excellence in the Baron-Forness Library's collections and promote its cultural and intellectual presence in the Edinboro University community.