A tribute to Gwen Leighty

Jennifer Paustenbaugh (Oklahoma State University Libraries, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Publication date: 1 June 2006

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to provide a tribute to the life and work of library fund‐raiser Gwen Leighty.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses personal knowledge and references to Academic Libraries Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) and LIBDEV web sites.

Findings

The paper finds that fundraising is connecting with people and the journey that each development officer must make while raising funds for their library.

Originality/value

The paper presents a brief history of ALADN and the valuable contribution one person made to the cause of library fund‐raising.

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Citation

Paustenbaugh, J. (2006), "A tribute to Gwen Leighty", The Bottom Line, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 84-86. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880450610663627

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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