In 2002, an ambitious plan to modernize the SR Library was developed by
President Emeritus Richard Breithaupt, Jr. which was enthusiastically
adopted by the Board of Directors. Accepting the lead role, he recruited a
team, designed specifications for software, hardware and workflow, and
carried it through to completion. In 2004 the Library experienced the most
dramatic improvements in recent memory, if ever. These include: catalog
modernization and collection reorganization, facilities expansion, and
The Society completed a catalog modernization and collection organization project and bound many years of journals and periodicals of varying titles. The book collection grew by several thousand titles through donations and purchases. Book purchases totaled $30,000 during the year. For a total cost of $34,000 shelf space was expanded by 476 lineal feet, a new work area was installed, additional display cases were added and a 5-drawer map case purchased. More computers were installed, each with high-speed Internet access, and the electrical system was expanded to meet growing needs.
Detail about the Library's catalog modernization project, expansion of facilities and acquisitions during the year can be found by reading the pages linked under "SR Library" in left column.