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 purchases a new copy of each book and creates accompanying physical and digital book plates acknowledging the faculty member's achievement. The digital book plate, which can be accessed from the catalog record, also contains a personal statement by the honoree describing the book's 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 UToledo Libraries catalog.