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The Campus-wide OneBook Project
The OneBook Project Committee is taking suggestions for titles for the 2013-2014 OneBook selection.
Please forward your nominations, along with the rationale for your recommendation, to the OneBook Committee at OneBook@massbay.edu.
Nominations will be taken until January 31, 2013 giving you plenty of time to read that ‘book you’ve been meaning to’ during January Intersession. As suggestions are received, titles, with links to reviews, will be posted on OneBook’s Blackboard Organization shell and on the OneBook LibGuide at http://massbay.libguides.com/ob_nominations.
Here are some general criteria the committee recommends when considering titles:
- The book is accessible to a variety of reading levels;
- The topics and themes in the book are relevant to the campus community;
- The topics and themes in the book have the potential for interdisciplinary activities and events.
In keeping with last year’s process, the committee will narrow the full list of suggested titles to three-five titles for the entire campus community to vote on.
If you are looking for a good book to read check out Random House’s catalog containing resources for OneBook programs: http://www.randomhouse.biz/libraries/pdfs/OneBook.pdf.
Keep in mind that we still have events planned for this year’s selection, Blown to Bits; Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness after the Digital Explosion. Keep your eyes open for posters and email blasts. Also, don’t forget to check out the OneBook Organization on Blackboard for teaching and learning resources.
We are looking forward to receiving your nominations.
OneBook Project Committee
The OneBook Project is a college-wide initiative that invites students, faculty, staff and members of the outside community to read a common text and engage in activities and discussions around that text. The goal is to create an interdisciplinary learning community which explores issues relevant to the text and our community and which enhances student engagement.
This year's OneBook is Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty and Happiness after the Digital Explosion written by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis. Building on their pioneering joint MIT/Harvard course, the authors reveal how the digital revolution is changing everything, in ways that are stunning even the most informed experts.
The OneBook Project kicks off this year's schedule of events with a discussion with one of the book’s authors, Hal Abelson. Please join our campus community on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00am
in the McKenzie Auditorium on the Wellesley Hills Campus. All OneBook Project events are free and open to the public.
For more information about the OneBook Project or details about upcoming events, please contact co-chairs Catherine Abraham, Coordinator of Library Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Nina Keery, Professor of English at email@example.com
View all past OneBooks in Blackboard under the organization OneBook.