Residents invited to attend reception, become "Friends of the Library"

Residents invited to attend reception, become "Friends of the Library"
March 23, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Benedictine University Library will hold a reception from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 on the second floor of Kindlon Hall for area residents interested in becoming “Friends of the Library.” The Friends of the Library work to develop resources and services for the Benedictine University Library by raising funds and developing and presenting programs of interest to the Benedictine community. Friends also receive announcements and invitations to events and special programs sponsored by the Library. Benedictine University President William J. Carroll and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Julius will speak briefly at the reception. Fr. Michael Komechak, O.S.B., Benedictine art curator, will present a brief guide to some of the artwork that is displayed in and around the library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Jack Fritts at (630) 829-6060 or e-mail him at jfritts@ben.edu. The Benedictine Library serves the research and information needs of Benedictine University and the broader community. The Library houses more than 126,000 books and provides access to more than 14,000 periodicals and 90 databases. The Library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Friday from 7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Sunday from noon-11:00 p.m.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.