Book program recognizes newly promoted, tenured faculty members

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- For the past 10 years, the University Libraries and Penn State's Office of the Provost have sponsored an initiative to recognize recently tenured and promoted Penn State faculty. Through the program, each newly tenured or promoted faculty is asked to select a book for the University Libraries’ collection that receives a bookplate commemorating the achievement.

Books selected and personal statements about the significance of the books are archived on the program's website at

The submissions, as varied as Penn State faculty. Associate Librarian Bonnie Imler, Penn State Altoona, wrote about her selection, "Baker Towers: A Novel," by Jennnifer Haigh: "The author captures in few words the bittersweetness of homecoming and the disillusionment that can come from seeing one’s hometown with new eyes." She continued, "Haigh grew up in Cambria County and was the most interesting person on my dormitory floor my freshman year at Dickinson College. As we commuted back and forth together on school breaks, I had no idea the page-turning novels that lurked within her."

For more information, contact the University Libraries Public Relations and Marketing Office at 814-863-4240.



Last Updated October 25, 2012