Thursday, August 11, 2011

Honoring Mom


Ms. Anne Courts Herman ’87 has established The Carol Walker Courts Children’s Literature Preservation and Acquisition Fund for the University Libraries in honor of her mother.

Anne’s mother graduated from Woman’s College with a degree in Physical Education in 1947. Because of her love of books and reading, she came back to UNCG to get her M.Ed. in Library Education in 1968. Mrs. Courts served as a librarian for almost 30 years in the High Point school system including Griffin Elementary School and Andrews High School. Anne received a Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981, then earned an M.L.S. at UNCG in 1987. She served as a librarian for 12 years at Summit School in Winston-Salem and currently works at Cash Elementary.

Anne honors her mother’s love of libraries with a gift that will continue to provide ongoing support for acquisitions and the preservation of children’s literature. The fund will be used to support the Girls Books and Series and the Early Juvenile Collection in the Special Collections of the University Libraries at UNCG. Says Bill Finley, Head of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Department: “This gift will not only enhance two important collections in Special Collections through future acquisitions but will enable us to take care of the significant books in these collections to ensure their perpetuity. Children's books are notoriously well used and fragile, and proper preservation--especially of older works--is as crucial as acquisition to the enrichment of these valuable collections. This thoughtful gift will enable these collections both to grow and to remain useable for future scholars and readers.”


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