Current Library Exhibits
In 2000, Dean of University Libraries Gloriana St. Clair launched a series of greeting cards that she used throughout her tenure for informal correspondence and semi-annual outreach to colleagues and friends. Modeled on the American Library Association’s long-running READ campaign, which champions books and reading and features popular celebrities, St. Clair’s READ initiative featured members of the university community with their favorite books. Beginning with university President Jared Cohon and his wife Maureen, READ honorees have included trustees and administrators, deans, donors, faculty members and students. Along with the cards, St. Clair also produced limited edition READ posters as gifts for the honorees and to display in the Libraries.
This exhibit celebrates St. Clair’s READ series and its many participants, with particular acknowledgment of St. Clair and Cohon, both of whom will step down from their positions in summer 2013. Their favorite books and some READ selections from the Posner Memorial Collection will be among items displayed. May 1 through August 16.