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Faculty Promotion & Tenure Books

This guide contains a list books purchased by UToledo Libraries to recognize University faculty members' promotions and achievement of tenure.

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Sheryl Stevens

Collection Services Department 
University of Toledo Libraries


In conjunction with the Office of the Provost, the University of Toledo Libraries annually recognizes University faculty members' promotions and achievement of tenure by inviting each to choose a book that will be purchased for one of the Libraries' circulating collections. Honorees are asked to select a title that is personally or professionally significant to them and describe why they made their choice. When cataloged, a custom-designed bookplate is inserted in each book, acknowledging the selector's career milestone. 

The books are featured in a display at the annual reception held in the Carlson Library to honor the newest promotion and tenure recipients.

This guide contains a list of books selected by promotion and tenure honorees since 2015 along with their personal statements about the books they chose. Click on each year in the left column to browse the annual selections. Click here to browse a list of all selections in the Libraries' catalog.

Note: Due to the impact of Covid-19 on University operations, the 2021 promotion and tenure honorees were not formally acknowledged until Fall 2022.  The 2022 honorees will be acknowledged in Spring 2023.