Posted on Mar 28, 2005

Schenectady — The Schenectady County Public Library is working to ensure that the community remembers Union College President Roger Hull long after he moves on to other pursuits. He will step down in June after 15 years in the post.
   The trustees of the public library have created a fund to establish a collection of material by local artists about Schenectady.
   The collection is be named the Roger Hull Schenectady Collection. It will be placed within the proposed $5 million wing to the library's main branch downtown. The addition will be constructed next year.
   The trustees are seeking $50,000 for the fund, which will be used to obtain books, movies, and art related to Schenectady.
   The library has some material already; it will be available for circulation, said trustee President Esther Swanker.
   “This is to honor him for all the things he has done for the city,” Swanker said. “He does love the city and he's a great reader.”
   The library is preparing a mailing for April to promote the fund, she said.