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SLA-Georgia Fall Luncheon: “Treasures from the UGA Library’s Vault” with Presenter Chantel Dunham

You’re invited to the fall chapter meeting and luncheon at 10th & Piedmont on Thursday, October 26th, from 12:00-1:30pm.

Our guest speaker, Chantel Dunham, will present “Treasures from the UGA Library’s Vault” and speak on her experience in library fundraising.

The rich and varied special collections within the UGA Library include the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, which features materials from the Colonial to the Civil War era such as maps, journals, letters, photographs, and other archival materials. The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies has over 300 collections of politicians, observers, and political organizations and serves as the repository for both the Democratic and Republican parties for the state of Georgia. Lastly, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection is the third largest media archive in the country, behind only UCLA and the Library of Congress. The core of this collection consists of the Peabody Award entries for the last 70 years, which truly comprise the history of broadcasting.

Chantel Dunham is the first Director of Development for the University of Georgia Libraries. Starting from scratch 23 years ago, she has enjoyed the challenge of establishing a Board, finding prospective donors, creating unique events, and igniting some enthusiasm for this hidden “treasure” of the University of Georgia. Prior to this, Chantel owned a corporate gift business in Southern California, and a corporate travel company in Maui, Hawaii.

Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Chantel has a degree in Public Relations from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She serves on the Georgia Women of Achievement Board of Trustees.

Since working with the University of Georgia Libraries, she has been involved with the planning and fundraising for the $45M Special Collections Libraries Building which opened in February of 2012. She has developed an active and generous Board of Visitors and has helped develop and endow the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame program as well as created signature engagement events like White Glove Dinners and travel programs around the state and beyond that have attracted the University’s top donors.

Chantel is also the Director of Development for the UGA Press and The Georgia Review.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

10th & Piedmont
991 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

SLA members                 $10
Non-SLA members          $15

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