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Annual Dinner Brings Bob Seal Back to Campus

By Terri Chanlatte & Barbara Standlee

“True Lies: Adventures in Cuba” will be the title of Bob Seal’s talk to the Friends when he will share personal experiences from his numerous visits to Cuba. The annual dinner, this year with a Cuban theme, will take place on March 28th at the Kelly Alumni Center.

Bob has always been a strong supporter of international librarianship and has spoken at or contributed papers to more than 20 international library meetings in Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Spain and China. He speaks Spanish fluently and was instrumental in the establishment of the U.S.-Mexico Interlibrary Loan Project in 1990.

He has also served as Chair of the International Relations Committee (IRC) for the American Library Association and Chair of the IRC Subcommittee on Mexico and the IRC Subcommittee on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Last fall after 13 years as University Librarian and Dean of the TCU Library Bob Seal, a graduate of Northwestern, accepted the position of Dean of Libraries at Loyola University in Chicago. However, while at TCU he was responsible for many major changes to the library including a computer lab, Information Commons and a library café, all resulting in increased student use of our facility. On campus, Bob also served as Chair of the Staff Assembly, Chancellor’s Inauguration Committee, and Curriculum Outcomes Committee as well as Associate Director of the latest TCU self-study.

Bob is a great friend, good counselor and a strong motivation to all who know him.

Please join us as we welcome him with open arms for one night only.

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