Vote for some fun things for the library to buy

David Pierce was a Marlboro College student whose death on October 1, 2003 shocked and saddened the entire community, Many on campus still have fond memories of David, and a bench and apple tree outside of the library commemorate his life and time at Marlboro.

David’s family established a fund for the library to purchase items that are not necessarily for academic purposes, but rather for fun. Think graphic novels, movies, TV series, current popular fiction….

Each year, the library buys a few more items using the fund established in his memory. This year, we are asking for your help in choosing what to buy.

Between now and 8:30 am on Monday, 9/23, email library@marlboro.edu (or call, or stop by, or comment below…) with the titles of any movies, books, graphic novels, or other items you’d like the library to add. Remember: fun, not work (though the two aren’t always mutually exclusive!).

We’ll make a list of all your suggestions, then put them to a vote. Students will be emailed a link to a survey; voting will be open through the end of the day on Friday, September 27. When voting is over, we’ll rank the selections, start buying with the top vote-getter, and continue down the list as far as we can.

In the meantime, stop by the library to see some of the items that have been bought with David’s fund in past years. They’ll be on display starting later this week on the entrance level, across from the Service Desk. You can also find them in the library catalog, where they are tagged “David Pierce Fund.”

Emily Alling
Library Director

10 thoughts on “Vote for some fun things for the library to buy

  1. Extra copies of “The Sibley Guide to Birds of North America” in anticipation of some spirited birdwatching. ;D It’s the best field guide available. Currently, there’s only one – anyone who’s been out in the field knows that three people trying to share a field guide is not at all ideal.

    • Thanks for the suggestion, Matthew. Unfortunately, we received to too late to include Sibley on the ballot, but we’ll certainly keep this in mind for purchase with other funds.

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