Dinner in the Library

2015 Dinner in the Library

Many thanks to all those who participated in this year’s Dinner in the Library. We are grateful to all those who sponsored or attended the event which raised over $190,000 for library collections, services, and learning spaces. This year’s event, themed “Building for the Future,” highlighted the many ways the UC San Diego Library is evolving for the future, and the recently launched the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI.)

The 2015 Geisel Citation for Library Philanthropy was awarded posthumously to Ken E. and Dorothy V. Hill. Audrey Geisel University Librarian Brian Schottlaender presented the citation to their son Johnathan Hill who accepted on their behalf. Pictured here with Megumi Hill, Johnathan’s wife and Lynda Claassen, Library Director of Special Collections & Archives.

Audrey Geisel University Librarian Brian Schottlaender with featured speaker Sarah Thomas

Many thanks to pioneering librarian Sarah E. Thomas, PhD for her talk “Back to the Future with the Brave New Library”. Thomas spoke of the innovative ways libraries are evolving to meet the demands of 21st century users.

Ms. Thomas’ talk and following Q&A are now airing on UCTV and are available here online on the UCTV Library Channel.

We would like to especially thank our generous 2015 event sponsors and silent auction contributors.

Click here to see all the photos of this year’s event!