When you think about it a library is a perfect expression of non sibi in action. Libraries were originally conceived as a way to preserve and share scarce, valuable materials so that individuals would have access to collective scholarship without having to purchase their own copies.
Back by popular demand, the OWHL is dedicating funds from the Fred Towsley Murphy Fund to support the purchase of a community read! This year it will be The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus, available to the first 75 faculty/staff members who submit a request.
One of our important jobs as librarians is to curate excellent resources for our community. Recently we “collected” some exciting, new, open access digital repositories for use with students in History 100, 200, and 300 as well as economics classes.
As the time draws closer for the Class of 2015 (and for me!) to graduate from the Academy, I have been thinking a lot about how well we have equipped this year’s graduating class for the next challenges they will face.