|BOOKS AND PEOPLE|
What are libraries about? Many things, but especially books & people.
So what better way to honor the people who are so vital to our college library--the LCCC faculty-- than to mark their contributions to the college and their career advancements by asking each year's newly promoted faculty to select a book to add to the Library's collection?
Why did the Library initiate the event? Chris Sheetz, the creator of this event, reports that she was motivated by the Basbane Project on campus in 2008. That project, The Books that Stir Us focused on books that had impacted people in a very special way. At the same time she noted that there was no actual event on campus to mark faculty accomplishments. Coupling these two observations resulted in creating the Library's first faculty promotion celebration in August 2009. It has now become an annual event.
On the pages that follow you can see the book selections of each year's honorees. While attendees "nosh" at the August reception held in the Archives Room of the Bass Library, the exchanges typically include a discussion of why each person selected that particular title. Reasons for the choices are all over the board--
it was my favorite book when I was a child
these books were written by my mother and father
this book was written by ME
this is my children's favorite book (I don't need a copy because I've memorized it!)
I want to learn more about my native country and delve more deeply into its history
it takes place in the Caribbean, where I want to retire
... and so the discussions continue.
Click on the next page/s to see the faculty book choices, which are available for YOU to check out from the Bass Library!
Each faculty book selection commemorates the promotion with a book inscribed with the honorees name. This is the newest version of the book plate.