Earlier this year, I saw that the UO Libraries’ Diversity Committee was collecting nominations for the purchase of new materials. During the nomination period, all members of the campus community were encouraged to suggest titles that would strengthen the library’s holdings in diversity-related areas. Nominations were invited for all types purchases– digital and visual collections, multimedia items, books, DVDs, music, and other materials.
I thought about these guidelines and realized that one of my favorite books qualified. In the past, I’ve checked out The Art of Fermentation from various libraries, but I think the Knight Library could use a permanent copy. The book, by Sandor Ellix Katz, is considered one of the most complete books about fermentation, a growing trend in food.
You can participate in the future by nominating diversity-related titles in the fall term of 2013. For more information, visit https://library.uoregon.edu/diversity/fund.html.