"Face to Face with our Changing Library"
Homecoming Open House 2002
The Friends' Homecoming Event
was a big success! Approximately 70 people attended
with a result of 22 memberships.
Attendees came "Face to Face with our Changing Library"
The Fair attractions included:
Friends of the Library Booth
Homecoming Fair Special
- A handcrafted BCL mug made by two recent Bethel
grads to new and renewing members.
- Old Spires available for $50 donation – proceeds
to be shared by Library Friends and BCG History Center.
- Classics in Oratory, Essays and other old library
books available with a donation to the Friends.
- "That was then" photos from the past,
old Spires, the CLICnet catalog on fiche, old technology & equipment.
- At the Machinery Hill annex – "The Library
Show" used with freshman classes in the late 70s and early
An opportunity to create a web page under the guidance of Jesse
Gavin, a Bethel grad (’01) and the designer /developer of the
Library web page.
Meeting intrepid Profs who explored information resources while
using the campus wireless net.
Helpful Reference Librarians who demonstated searches for information
on any topic.
Food-on-a-stick, fresh apple cider, and other fair favorites at the
drinks and more.
Personalities at the Fair
- Kevin M. Cragg, 1980. Professor of History. B.A.,
Wheaton College, 1967; M.A., University of Chicago, 1969; Ph.D.
Universitiy of Michigan, 1976.
- Joel D. Frederickson, 1996. Associate Professor
of Psychology. B.A. Bethel College, 1989; M.A., University of
Minnesota, 1992; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1997.
- Jesse Gavin. B.A., Bethel College, 2001. Jesse
is a Web Developer for Treefort.net, a Web Design company in Minneapolis.
He has been the principle designer / developer of the Library
web site for over four years and has also worked with Dr. Carl
Rasmussen in the development of a web-based photo archive Holylandphotos.org.
- Diana L. Magnuson, 1994. Associate Professor of
History. B.A., Bethel College, 1988; M.A. University of Minnesota,
1992; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1995. Diana is also the
Archivist for the BGC History Center and the President of the
Friends of the Bethel College Library.
Carole M. Cragg, M.A.L.S.
Rhonda Gilbraith, M.L.I.S.
Carol R. Hansen, M.L.S.
Connie J. Larson, M.L.S.
Verena Larson, M.L.S.
A short Annual Meeting of the Friends membership took place at 11:20
in the Café area.