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Nov, 2016

Alumni Re-filling the Uni Library!

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[Posted November 7, 2016] Thanks to the direct support of Uni alumni, the first Wish List of books for the Uni library has been completely exhausted and a second list of titles posted for your inspection!

Uni alumna and school librarian Tascha Folsoi ‘86 shared the good news:

“The entire list of books on robotics has been purchased! This is really exciting for us, particularly as the request for this topic was student-generated. The next list is pulled from a list of student requests for specific books, both novels and non-fiction. As we buy new books, we are beginning to weed out others that haven’t been checked out in decades. It’s exciting to begin to update our collection to meet the needs of this generation. My thanks to all involved.”

The first group of books centered on robotics in direct requests from students, and were purchased by Uni alumni including Ivan Finkle ‘50, Ruth Albert Wasser ‘64, Jeff Deckman ‘76 and Ruth Roberts (no class year provided).

The second set of books on the Wish List include both fiction and non-fiction, especially some interesting biographies and survey works:

  • Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story, by J. Randy Taraborrelli;
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance (pictured);
  • What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld and Ben Boos.

It works like this: the project allows anyone to go to the Uni library’s Amazon “Wish List” and buy a book that will be sent directly to the school. The “University Senior High Library” Wish List enjoys Amazon Prime status thanks to Folsoi, which means in-stock books will arrive at the library within two business days! However, you (as the purchaser) do not have to be an Amazon Prime member to buy any of the books!

Folsoi asked for help if you buy a book: “I think it would be better if we also asked people to email me their name and grad year along with items purchased, so I can email them back with the tax I.D. number and also remove the items from the list.” You can contact her at tascha.folsoi@gmail.com. Yes, your book purchase is a charitable donation!

It’s a great way to give a gift that will last for years at Uni. All purchasers of books for the library are permanently recognized with a donor plate on the inside front cover of each donated book. Ready to help? The link to the Wish List is here.

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