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Fuqua Board of Visitor Member Roy Bostock to Have Library Named in His Honor

November 10, 2005

Roy Bostock, Fuqua Board of Visitor member since 1977 and former trustee of Duke University, will be recognized November 11 at the dedication of the new Bostock library. This library is part of the overall expansion and renovation of Perkins library. Bostock, his wife and three children all went to Duke and have contributed significantly to the university, financially and through their volunteer leadership. 

The Bostock Library is comprised of five floors of services and collections configured to create an environment conducive to study, learning and research.  Special features include the two-story Carpenter Reading Room, the Center for Instructional Technology, wireless and high-speed Internet access throughout the building.

Integral to the relationship between Bostock and Perkins is the gateway, which joins the two buildings, and the newly constructed Perkins Tower.  The three levels of the gateway, with windows overlooking the campus, are furnished with chairs and study tables.  The Perkins Tower features a meeting room, a classroom and additional study space.

Bostock also houses the first stage of the Perkins Library Information Commons. Many workstations will offer Microsoft Office and other production software in addition to the Library’s rich electronic resources for the search and retrieval of information, enabling students to both research and write papers in the library. The Information Commons will be under the direction of staff who will offer content knowledge, technical assistance, and instruction and guidance in the integrated use of resources.

The Bostock Library is named for Roy and Merilee Bostock and their three children, Victoria Bostock Waters, Matthew Bostock and Kate Bostock Shefferman.