Brooks Pierce attorney Will Quick is featured in the Winter 2015 edition of Focus magazine, published by the North Carolina State University and printed by the Friends of the Library. Will became President of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library in July 2014. The full article may be accessed here.
In the article, Will is asked "What do you hope the Friends of the Library will accomplish during your term as President? What will be the most challenging?"
The Libraries and its supporters are in an interesting position at the moment. The “high” from the overwhelmingly successful opening of the Hunt Library has not yet worn off, and the accolades keep flowing in from sources within academia and beyond. What the Libraries has been able to achieve has become the number one selling point for the rest of the University and a hallmark of what can be realized with strong administrative leadership and dedicated supporters and advocates. The challenge for the Libraries over the next couple of years will be in keeping up with the high bar that it has set for itself, especially as the University enters its next capital campaign. In a nutshell, despite our achievements to date, we cannot rest on our laurels if we wish to stay at the top.
From the perspective of the Friends of the Library, staying at the top means keeping our current membership engaged, continuing efforts to expand Friends membership, and developing new ways for individuals and entities to support the Libraries. In the near term we will explore the benefits and programming available to Friends members with an eye towards duplicating events and programs that have been popular. We will also look to expand our efforts to attract young alumni support and our efforts to increase corporate partnership with the Libraries.