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2017 Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty provides honorees a lasting legacy at FSU Libraries

Monday, April 3, 2017
FSU President's House

Selected books from the Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty will be showcased at the President’s House during a special reception this week.

Florida State University President John Thrasher and the FSU Libraries will host a Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty and Showcase of the Library Endowment Book Collection at the President’s House this week. This special initiative serves the dual purpose of honoring the great achievement of earning tenure, while also helping to sustain the University Libraries’ ongoing efforts to develop collections that support teaching, research, and intellectual inquiry.

Every year, members of the new class of tenured faculty hand-pick an item for the libraries to purchase or from the FSU Libraries’ vast collections. These new and current library holdings are then book plated and inscribed with the faculty member’s name and the year. In addition, the faculty members are asked to contribute a brief paragraph explaining why the book they selected is meaningful to them.

Each of the books will be on display at the President’s House during a special reception. The reception will feature congratulations and remarks from FSU President John Thrasher; Provost Sally McRorie; Faculty Senate President, Susan Fiorito; Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement, Janet Kistner; and Dean of University Libraries, Julia Zimmerman.

To view a list of honored faculty and the books they selected, please visit

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