The Friends of the Library support the Baron-Forness Library through fundraising activities. The Friends promote the use and support of library resources and services by area residents. We provide a forum for individuals to share their scholarly interests through programs that promote the Baron-Forness Library as a center of cultural and educational activities. We strive to obtain materials that will enhance the resources of the Baron-Forness Library.
The Friends consist of current and retired faculty and staff, alumni, students, 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 community. The organization is founded on a common commitment to learning and an interest in books and scholarly materials. The commitment, work and generosity of its members and friends helps to maintain—and grow—an invaluable regional resource.
The Friends of the Baron-Forness Library was reorganized in 2001. Since then the group has raised thousands of dollars for the improvement of library resources and services. Some notable achievements include:
Zahedur R. Arman
"The 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign and Audience Interaction: Political Communication on the Social Networking Sites"
Dr. R. James Wertz, Journalism and Public Relations, project advisor
Robert J. Chirala
"Teaching Non-Native Phonemic Contrasts to Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduates"
Dr. Skye Raupp, Speech, Language, and Hearing, project advisor
"The Day: A Short Story about Anxiety"
Professor Michelle Vitali, Art, project advisor
"Transitional Environments in Contemporary Painting"
Professor Malcolm Christhilf, Painting/Art, project advisor
"Consensual Nonmonogamy: Assessing Negative Attitudes"
Dr. Gregory Morrow, Psychology, project advisor
"The Determination of the Concentration of Glyphosate in Local Fields"
Dr. Nina Thumser, Biology, project advisor
"Analysis of Tree Moss for Determination of Contamination by Toxins Including Heavy Metals and Toxic Organics"
Dr. Lisa Unico, Chemistry, project advisor