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Ex Libris: Bookplates Recognize Students

The Dartmouth Library is honoring more than 60 students from the Class of 2008 through its Student Library Service Bookplate Program, now in its second year. The program recognizes the contributions of graduating student library employees by inviting them to choose books, DVDs, or CDs for the library’s collections—items that each receive a bookplate acknowledging the student’s selection. This year’s acquisitions range from graphic novels and biographies to studies of international politics and DVDs of favorite films.

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Some of the members of the Class of 2008 who are being recognized through the Library’s bookplate program for student employees. From left, back row: Vina Titaley, Ian Gottesfeld, Alexander Friedman, CJ Ryan, Rebecca Armistead, and Kevin Tang. Front row: Christine Huang, Jenna Laffin, Librarian of the College Jeffrey Horrell, Armeen Poor, and Lily Macartney. (Photo by Sarah Memmi)

“Student assistants are critical to the Dartmouth College Library’s ability to provide quality services and our extended hours to the campus community. Their commitment of time, expertise, and dedication supports all the work we do. We are collectively  grateful for their efforts and are pleased to recognize their service to Dartmouth,” says Jeffrey Horrell, dean of libraries and librarian of the College.

Ian Gottesfeld ’08, a Baker-Berry reserves student assistant, says, “The library is really the heart of the campus. Working there integrated me more with the Dartmouth community as a whole, as I was able to interact with a wide variety of fellow students and patrons.”

“The bookplate program enriches the library’s collections in a unique way,” says Jenna Laffin ’08, who worked at Baker-Berry Library’s circulation desk.  “I chose a book that has special significance to me as a creative writing major, and I hope it will inspire future students. My selection symbolizes both my appreciation of the library’s resources and my own passion for short fiction that I discovered while at Dartmouth.” 

By LAURA BRAUNSTEIN


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Last Updated: 12/17/08