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Barry Logan

Barry Logan

After a quick bike trip from his office at Bowdoin College, Professor Barry Logan arrived at Curtis to talk about his connections to the library and especially his support for the Cornerstones of Science Program.

Barry is a biochemist and physiological ecologist at Bowdoin and recently accepted a role as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. He has been a leading voice in the development of Cornerstones of Science at Curtis since its early days in 2002.

As a leader of many CoS programs and key player on the CoS management group, Barry added his own stamp to the academic and intellectual strength of the programming as he helped guide the larger effort into a sustainable library partnership.

Through Cornerstones Barry has appreciated the opportunity to communicate real science to a community-based constituency outside the academic sphere. But he now appreciates the library even beyond his academic connection.

Now with a young family, Barry regularly visits Curtis with two kids in tow. “This is a lively place for kids where we can come on a Saturday, even without a plan, and meet up with friends. Curtis is a hub of activity for us.”

He is also struck with the vitality of the Brunswick as a community anchored by Curtis Memorial Library and excellent hospitals. We couldn’t have a better advocate for promoting Curtis as the community center of a healthy community. “It’s a telling characteristic for a community to make such strong commitment for its public library.

“With its programming and technology, this is a library that does more than lend books. This is a place where people come to inform themselves and get help. It is really an intellectual center.”

A young professor in his bicycle helmet, Barry speaks from his heart.

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