President’s Letter

David N. Redden

David N. Redden

Dear Friends,

This past year was a successful one in terms of ATBL’s support of the British Library.  ATBL awarded over $116,970 in grants with your generous contributions in 2016.  And through our programming of library visits and events, ten new members joined ATBL.

ATBL has also added new members to our leadership council.  We would like to welcome three new Trustees: Colin C. Bailey; Evalyn Lee; and James P. Spica (who previously was a Chairman’s Council member).  Dr. Peter N. Heydon has also joined as a Chairman’s Council member, and Kenneth Soehner and Stephen Bury are new Advisory Council members. We look forward to working together to raise money for the British Library’s endeavors.

In May 2017, the ATBL visited the British Library and three other institutions in London and Manchester, touring the John Rylands and the Chetham’s Libraries. For our Spring 2018 Chairman’s Council trip, we will visit London and Oxford’s extraordinary libraries.

Please make sure you are contributing at the Library Fellow’s level with a current email address in our database to take advantage of these trips to the UK and other behind-the-scenes library excursions in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

We thank you very much for your loyal and enthusiastic support of the British Library.


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