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Build the Libraries

Build the LibrariesOur 21st century students are pushing the SU Libraries to bring more digital, wireless, and social media into revolutionized library environments.

The SU Libraries are growing, renovating, and embracing the changing need for flexible, new spaces.

Consider naming a building, a unique space, or even landscaping around Bird Library.

Ron Thiele, Assistant Dean for Advancement, would be happy to speak with you at your convenience about any giving opportunities that help define the future of the SU Libraries. You can reach Ron at or 315-560-9419.

Renovated Carnegie Library

Carnegie Renovation - Reading Room
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Donor Spotlight

Glenn and Patsy Beall

Though Glenn and Patsy Beall are not alumni of Syracuse University, they became associated with the Libraries through the development of the Libraries' Plastics Collection. Glenn and Patsy have a long involvement in the plastics industry and, in October 2011, they announced a significant philanthropic gift to fund construction of a new Plastics Pioneers Reading Room on the 6th floor of Bird Library. The Bealls are thrilled to be making this gift, something they considered for six months, as a way of honoring their colleagues, associates, and friends in the plastics industry and providing an inspirational space for library users.

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