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

April 13, 2016

FSU President John Thrasher and FSU Libraries were proud to host a Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty and Showcase of the Library Endowment Book Collection at the President’s House this week. Each year, members of the new class of tenured faculty hand-pick an item for the libraries to purchase or from the FSU Libraries’ vast collection. These new and current library holdings are then bookplated and inscribed with the faculty member’s name and the year. In addition, the faculty members are asked to write a brief paragraph explaining why the book they selected is meaningful to them.

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.

Each of the books was on display at the President’s House during a special reception. The reception featured congratulations and remarks from FSU President, John Thrasher; FSU Provost, Sally McRorie; Dean of FSU Libraries, Julia Zimmerman; and FSU Faculty Senate President, Susan Fiorito.

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

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