2011 Dinner Grosses More Than $80K for the Libraries

The 2011 Dinner in the Library

Approximately 100 friends and supporters of the UC San Diego Libraries attended the 8th annual Dinner in the Library on September 15 in the Arts Library in the Geisel Library building.

Guests enjoyed the Libraries' first-ever silent auction, which included offerings such as a two-night stay at the Library Hotel in New York City with tickets to the Jersey Boys and a private tour of the Morgan Library & Museum, as well as a series of craft beer tours of San Diego's top breweries. Guests also bid high for a trip to Puerto Vallarta, season passes to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and a surf--fishing class.

The keynote speaker at this year's dinner was Mary Walshok, associate vice chancellor and dean of University Extension, who provided some fascinating insights on "San Diego and the Technology Revolution: The Next 50 Years." Her talk centered on her forthcoming book: Invention and Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego's High-Tech Economy, to be published by Stanford University Press.

Brian Schottlaender and Dyanne Hoffman, who received the Geisel Citation for Library Philanthropy on behalf of Charlie Robins

Also recognized at the dinner was Charlie Robins, this year’s Geisel Citation winner. Robins was honored for the role he has played in the growth of the UC San Diego Libraries. He was a founding member of the University Librarian’s Advisory Board, and has provided consistent philanthropic support to the Libraries, including establishing the Charlie and Jere Robins Collection Endowment for International Relations and Pacific Studies; providing leadership for the establishment of the Pacific Rim Digital Library; and sponsoring the Dinner in the Library event.

The auction and the dinner sponsorships generated more than $50,000, funds which will be used to support the Libraries’ resources and services.

"We are extremely grateful for the generous support we received from this year’s Dinner in the Library sponsors and those who donated auction items and packages," said Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian. "The auction excitement made for a lively event, and we certainly appreciate all of the bidding activity."

We would like to thank each of our guests and also give special thanks to this years sponsors:

Platinum level:
Audrey Geisel and the Dr. Seuss Foundation

Gold level:
John Berol and Carmen McKenna, Don and Maryann Lyle,
and the UC San Diego Alumni Association.

Silver level:
Karen Dow, Elsevier B.V., Lynn and Cole Owen, Charlie Robins,
Roth Capitol Partners, and Union Bank.

Bronze level:
Michel and Karen Kripalani, EBSCO Information Services.


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Exhibits & Events

November 2, 12 to 1p.m.
"Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Government Failures in San Diego"
Book talk and signing by UCSD Political Scientist Steve Erie and graduate student Vladimir Kogan
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
For more information: http://blog.ucsd.edu/sshl/

November 9, 5 to 7p.m.
Holocaust Living History Workshop
Presentation by Gerhard Maschkowski on the 73rd Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
For more information: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/hlhw/ events.html

November 22, 5 to 7p.m.
Holocaust Living History Workshop
Presentation by Elisheva Edelson on "Musical Journey: Shetl, Ghetto, Israel"
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
For more information: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/hlhw/ events.html

November 23, 12 to 1p.m.
Annual Turkey Calling Show
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
For more information: spaulson@ucsd.edu

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