America’s Credit Union Museum has named its new research library after retiring Cornerstone Credit Union League President/CEO Richard Ensweiler, a 1963 Lakeland graduate and longtime member of the university’s board of trustees.
The Richard L. “Dick” Ensweiler Research Library at America’s Credit Union Museum was unveiled in late June at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The library is located in the new CUNA Research Center building, located adjacent to the museum in Manchester, N.H.
Ensweiler, long-time credit union leader and recently retired CEO of the Cornerstone Credit Union League, and his family were present for the event.
“To see my name here is beyond anything I could have ever imagined,” Ensweiler said. “The spirit and energy I gave was because it was something I love.”
The research library will house the exclusive physical and digital repository of U.S. credit union history. Credit union professionals, researchers and writers will have direct access to important documents and artifacts that record the growth, success and impact credit unions have had on the financial prosperity of everyday Americans over the last 100 years.
Stephanie Smith, executive director of America’s Credit Union Museum and Michael L’Ecuyer, the museum’s board chair, revealed that the library would be named for Ensweiler to thunderous applause from credit union executives who attended the Cornerstone Credit Union League Annual Meeting and Expo earlier this year in Fort Worth, Texas.