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Oviatt Library E-News: Thanks & Recognition

Picture of Marianne Afifi

Thanks and Recognition: Marianne Afifi

Fall 2013

Associate Dean of the Oviatt Library Marianne Afifi is required to wear a variety of hats. Now, after overseeing months of construction in the new Learning Commons, a hardhat is included. On the long list of responsibilities that fall under the purview of the Oviatt Library’s Associate Dean Marianne Afifi are things like day-to-day operations, emergency planning, departmental oversight, strategic planning, and development. 

Ann and Dave Perkins

Thanks and Recognition: Ann and Dave Perkins

Summer 2013

Even though retired librarians Ann and Dave Perkins recently relocated away from their long-time Northridge home, their continuing support of Library scholarships and their ongoing service to the campus as emeritus faculty keeps them closely tied to CSUN and the Oviatt.

Bob Gohstand and Maureen Kelly

Thanks and Recognition: Bob Gohstand and Maureen Kelly

Spring 2013

The newly named and soon to be remodeled Robert Gohstand and Maureen Kelly Reading Room will offer a quiet, comfortable oasis for avid readers; it will also serve as a dynamic and enduring reminder of the many gifts bestowed on the Oviatt Library by two of its most passionate supporters and most cherished friends.

Jack and Florence Ferman

Thanks and Recognition

Winter 2012

The Oviatt Library recently received a $161,000 gift from The Jack and Florence Ferman Foundation for the Ferman Endowment. The purpose of the gift is to support the continued processing and ongoing curation of the many unique treasures that are housed in the Special Collections of the library. The Fermans were long-time friends of the Library who passed away a few years ago.  Jack Ferman was a businessman, and Florence (a CSUN alumna) was an artist, but both were obviously philanthropists at heart.