Last week marked the 60th anniversary of National Library week; a national observance designed to promote library use and support, celebrated by libraries across the country every April. This year Copley Library participated with a “Faculty Favorites” display. Thirteen USD faculty members from across campus told us a little bit about their favorite book. It was wonderful to read all the different responses – from literary classics to inspirational texts, adventure stories, and more. Click the images below to read each participant’s quote and get inspired for your next read!
We also encouraged visitors to tell us their favorites throughout the week in person and via social media. We received over 25 responses from USD students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Highlights from the visitor contributions include Music: An Appreciation, My Own Country, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Power of Nonviolent Action. We will feature details of all the “What’s your favorite?” contributions in an upcoming library display.
Below is a complete list of the Faculty participants and their selections. Click the links to locate and borrow the items from Copley Library or Circuit.
- Christopher Carter PhD, Theology and Religious Studies: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- Brian Clack PhD, College of Arts and Sciences: Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
- Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick PhD, Kroc School of Peace Studies: I and Thou by Martin Buber
- Aarti S. Ivanic PhD, School of Business: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
- Priya Kannan-Narasimhan PhD, School of Business: The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
- Ann M Mayo RN; DNSc; FAAN, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science: The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote
- Moriah Meyskens PhD, School of Business: Designing Your Life: How to Live a Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
- Kristin Moran PhD, College of Arts and Sciences: Tales of the City by Armistad Maupin
- Channon Miller PhD, College of Arts and Sciences: Ar’n’t I A Woman: Female slaves in the Plantation South by Deborah Gray White
- Thomas Ehrlich Reifer PhD, College of Arts and Sciences: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Nicholas Riggle PhD, College of Arts and Sciences: In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
- Steve Staninger, Copley Library: Native Stranger by Eddy L. Harris
- Fr. Michael T. White C.S.Sp., Department of Theology and Religious Studies: Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales by Leo Tolstoy
Thank you again to all our participating faculty and library visitors! We look forward to bringing you more Faculty Favorites next April.
If you are interested in partnering with Copley Library on future events, please contact our Access and Outreach Services Librarian, Chris Marcum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.