Every year the Olin Library holds a reception to thank the donors to our Book a Year program because, frankly, without them we would have no book budget! This year the reception will be on April 16th, just one day shy of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Olin Library building in 1985, and obviously this year is the 125th anniversary of the College, so this will be a special one.
Every year we give our guests a small gift, usually a package of notecards with an illustration that reminds them of the library (perhaps an image from a beautiful book in Special Collections, a reproduction of an elegant book plate, or a historic image of the library.) This year we have a group of images we have to chose from. My vote goes for this one.
I think we should use the others as big posters, blown up and hung from the ceiling in the library, or as banners on the outside of the library entrance celebrating our 25th, because they are so dramatic. What do you think?