Baylor University Poage Library

From the Director

In February Chet Edwards was on campus meeting classes and talking to students. That same week, the Middle East Patterns exhibit of Dr. Cokie Held opened.

Fundraising for compact shelving has resulted in more than $150,000 now available for the first two phases of the project, which has been re-configured to provide years of growth with their completion. Thanks to all who have helped.

In March Poage Library sponsored a fundraising workshop for staff of Baylor's special libraries and members of the Museum Association of Waco. Our presenter was Herb Hartsook, Director of the South Carolina Political Collections. Herb is a long-time supporter of Poage Library in both word and deed.

In April the annual Poage Lecture brought former Ft. Hood Commander LTG Paul Funk to campus to discuss leadership with Chet Edwards.

Six student assistants are graduating in May and August -
Meghan Clark (1 year) will working for the Oral History Institute this summer and graduate this August with her masters in history.
Hannah Hwang(3 years) will work at the Poage over the summer creating the fall exhibit on JFK.
Joel Lehr (2 1/2 years) begins a new job at Grand Bank in Dallas.
Kristina Lowe (3 years) leaves this summer for graduate school in Scotland
Lacy McKinney (1 year) will work as a research assistant or tech in Houston or Dallas.
Jordan Shoesmith (2 years) is moving to Austin to attend graduate school at UT. He will study energy and earth resources with a concentration in policy and law.

They all served Poage Library well. We will miss them and we wish them the best.

--Ben Rogers