20, No. 10, Nov. 16, 2000
New recognition program turns
by Bill Wiegand
|Open a book
to note the initiation of a new recognition program was held
earlier this month with about 60 faculty members and university
administrators. The program honors faculty members who are
promoted to positions of associate professor and full professor
by putting bookplates bearing their names into books they've
selected in the library collection.
A new tradition
aimed at honoring faculty being promoted to the positions of associate
professor and full professor will put bookplates bearing their names
and promotions into books in the University Library collection. A reception
to note the initiation of the program was held earlier this month with
about 60 faculty members and university administrators.
Librarian Paula Kaufman suggested the recognition program to Provost
Richard Herman, who heartily endorsed it. Faculty members being honored
were asked to select a book and also write a short comment about why
the book was meaningful. The bookplates say "In Honor of the promotion
" and include the faculty members name and department.
Some selected textbooks that had been important to them in their careers
and some chose books that were inspirational while others honored events
in their lives, according to Karen Schmidt, associate university librarian
for collections. All of the selected books are on display in the north-south
corridor of the library through the end of the semester.