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Friends of Drake Memorial Library: Overview

Information about this group which supports the work of our library.

Friends Activities & News


Goals of the Friends of Drake Library


The Friends of Drake Library (FODL) is a committed group of volunteers, working together to enhance and expand the library experience for all patrons of Drake. Some members are emeriti, some staff, some students, and all share a love of the life long learning and exploration for which the library is the hub.

The Friends group is is committed to supporting the College’s mission of student success and diversity, and subscribes to the principle of continuous improvement in both the physical environment and services provided by the library.

Through setting goals and objectives, planning and launching events, and networking with the College and greater community, FODL’s focus is on enhancing the library of today while developing a framework that will help guide the emerging library of the future.

To contact the group, make suggestions etc. email Charlie Cowling at, or phone him at 585-395-5667.

Executive Committee

The chair of the group is Ginny Campbell. Members include Charlie Cowling, Mary Jo Orzech, Jamie Beers-Wilson, Jill Campbell, Duncan Chase, Marilyn Colby, Laura Dumhosky, Joan Fenton, Mary Jo GigliottiJennifer Hecker,  Jennifer Kegler, John Killigrew, Bruce Leslie, Fran Moroney-Whited,  and Pam O'Sullivan.