Library Honors Graduating Student Employees

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In this year’s program, the library will honor more than students from the Class of 2017

Students examine new additions to the library
Each year, the library acknowledges the contributions of graduating student employees by inviting them to choose a book to add to the collections. At a recent event, Sue Mehrer, dean of libraries (right), looks over the selections and talks with Ran Zhuo ’17 (left) and Priyanka Sivaramakrishnan, MALS ’17. (Photo by Robert Gill)

The Student Library Service Bookplate Program honors 34 graduating student employees by inviting them to choose books or other items for the Dartmouth College Library’s collections. Each item will include a bookplate acknowledging the student’s selection and recognizing his or her service to the library. Eligible students have worked at least two terms in a library department, including the Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology (RWIT).

“The tremendous quality and quantity of assistance that the library’s student workers provide is invaluable. It’s great that we’re able to honor the achievements of those graduating with items that have personal meaning to them,” says Greg Potter, Research and Information Desk coordinator. In addition to Potter and Cox, the Bookplate Program committee includes library staff members Goodie Corriveau, Wendel Cox, Julie McIntyre, and Tim Wolfe.

“The selections reflect student interests, passions, and humor,” says Cox, research and instruction services librarian for history and English. “It is always fascinating to see what they choose.”

For 2017, Dartmouth College Library honors almost 40 students with selections, including works of fiction, musical CDs, and classic works of the cartoon arts to a musical score and a history of makeup. Just a few of them: Rising Star: the Making of Barack Obama; A Confederacy of Dunces; Beirut and Back; and The Mindful Twenty-Something.

An exhibit of student honorees and their selections, created by Dennis Grady, Dartmouth College Library Web Support and Graphic Arts Specialist, will appear in Baker Library’s main hall later this week. Baker-Berry Library display panels will also present each honoree's selection.

Visit the Bookplate Program’s webpage for a full listing of student selections for the program.

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