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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

February 02, 2004

Valentine-themed
auction to benefit library

A first-ever auction to benefit the California State University, Sacramento Library will be presented by the Friends of the CSUS Library at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13 in the Library Gallery and lobby.

Photo of Kitty O'Neal Kitty O'Neal
Featuring Kitty O'Neal of KFBK and CSUS professor emeritus John Syer as auctioneers, the casual event will include both live and silent auctions. Items on the block include original art, fine wines, round-trip airline tickets, pilates equipment and antique library furniture. Activities including a trip aboard a 26-foot sailboat on Folsom Lake, an evening of chauffeured limousine service and dinner at the home of CSUS President Alexander Gonzalez are also up for bid.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. All proceeds will benefit the CSUS Library.

Lean budget times have forced a $343,273 cut in the library's annual budget, a reduction of about 6.5 percent. In light of the reduction, 37 student worker positions were eliminated, planned equipment purchases have been curtailed and hours have been reduced at the express circulation desk and reserve book room, according to Louellyn Cohan Lower, board president of the Friends of the CSUS Library. Additional cuts, including a reduction in funds to purchase new materials, are expected in the future. The Valentine Auction for the Library is an effort to offset some of the loss.

For more information, contact the Friends of the Library at (916) 278-5154. Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu
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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu