Founded in 1996, the Friends of the Sojourner Truth Library is an association of faculty, students, alumni, and community and business persons dedicated to promoting and enhancing the Library as a shared resource. Our mission is to support a library of distinction—a regional center of research and scholarship. Through a variety of fundraising activities, we provide an extra margin of excellence above and beyond that which can be achieved through conventional institutional funding. All our funds, except postage fees, are used only to enrich the Library's collection of books, electronic resources, and other materials essential to learning and inquiry. Friends-sponsored activities include guest speakers, used book sales, and periodic gatherings and celebrations.