Circle of Friends Update

The Circle of Friends, the advisory board and fundraising partners of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library held its Annual Meeting on May 19, 2021  online to celebrate the achievements of the past year and installation of incoming Board and Officers.

Douglas Ford, M.D.  was installed as the newest Board Member, Chuck Morton as President, Barbara Grosz, M.Ed., D.H.L. as Vice-President, and Peter Woolf as Past President, while Rona Levitt and Daniel Fleischer will continue to serve in their roles as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.

Also serving on the Board of Directors are Dr. Stephanie Brown, Adolfo J. Cotilla, Jr., Tony DuBose, Peter Garcia, Bonnie Lippman, Vilma Lopez, Greg McDermott, Luis A. Muriel, Ronnie Oller, Ann Porterfield, Janet Speth and Ex-Officios: Diane Klein, Lorraine Shim, Laura Sturaitis and Jim Hutchens.

During his address, outgoing President Peter Woolf thanked the Board for supporting the following three initiatives:

•    Two years ago, Circle of Friends’ funding enabled the ASL to upgrade our digital signage to include large touchscreen displays on the first and second floors. This year, this important project was completed, and today, digital signs are located throughout the building.
•    This year the Circle of Friends also invested in the ASL/OCL staff by funding our professional development budget. Although the pandemic lead to the cancellation of several opportunities, many more online offerings became available.
•    Circle of Friends is especially proud to have funded the Alvin Sherman Library’s contract with the consulting firm Library Strategies. This contract provides for 3-year strategic plans for both the library and the Circle of Friends.

Dr. John Wensveen, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University’s Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation was the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting. Dr. Wensveen spoke about the development of the Levan Innovation Center and its impressive cutting edge, world class features and presented a virtual tour of this state-of-the-art center.

Circle of Friends is ready for another terrific year!


Circle of Friends Virtual Annual Meeting

Join us for a celebration of the achievements of the past year

as we look ahead to the coming year at the

Circle of Friends Virtual Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:30 pm ONLINE

Open to all Circle of Friends members and their friends.

To register for the Circle of Friends Virtual Annual Meeting

Please click here or on the above image.

You will receive a zoom invite with instructions.

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Circle of Friends Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:30 P.M.

Circle of Friends Annual Meeting


Open to all Circle of Friends Members
To join Circle of Friends or to renew your membership today, please click here.

More information to follow.

Please note: During these trying times…

The NSU Libraries, including the Alvin Sherman Library and all other locations, are fully operational online to support students, faculty and library users. Administrative staff are working remotely, or on site only as needed. Most of the libraries’ extensive collection has been online for more than 10 years, and we’ve provided library services to distance and regional campus students for more than 25 years.

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Circle of Friends Annual Meeting

Join us for a celebration of the Circle of Friends’ achievements of this past year, and the installation of incoming board members and officers.

Keynote Speaker Ronnie Shashoua, University School student and program leader for Girls in Robotics, a pilot program in collaboration with the NSU Alvin Sherman Library, University School & South Florida Girl Scouts.  Light refreshments will be served.

To register or for more information, please email us by clicking here or call 954-262-4593, or to register, click on the image below.

Building a Better Library


The NSU Alvin Sherman Library is undergoing some exciting upgrades, thanks to two very generous donors.  Circle of Friends’ board members, Ann Porterfield (Board Secretary), and Peter Woolf (Vice President) along with his wife Fran are the first to help us update two of our 23 study rooms. The revamp is starting with new and improved furniture and the latest technology to enhance the patron’s experience. Each room has a 40” TV display which lets patrons connect their laptops or wirelessly to share and work collaboratively with others.

The Study Rooms in the NSU Alvin Sherman Library are one of the most requested and used facilities by students and patrons. These upgrades will truly enhance our students’ and community patrons’ experiences. For more information about how you too can make a difference and update a NSU Alvin Library study room, please contact Diane Klein, Director of Development at / 954-262-2171.