In 2015, University of Toledo President Dr. Sharon Gaber initiated an annual tradition of inviting faculty members recently promoted or granted tenure to select a book that has been influential in their lives. UToledo Libraries then purchases a new copy of each book for one of its circulating collections and creates accompanying physical and digital bookplates that acknowledge the faculty member's achievement. The digital bookplate, which can be accessed from the catalog record, also contains a statement by the honoree describing the book's personal significance.
This guide contains a list of all books selected by the honorees along with their personal statements. 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.