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Myrin Library Launches Questimonials Project

Funded by the College Innovation Council, Questimonials provides an opportunity for every member of the Ursinus community to express their personal engagement with the Quest open questions.

Do you have a go-to book that you’ve read and come back to at different points in your life? One that has helped you through a difficult time or has changed the way you think about the world? A book you think every Ursinus community member could benefit from reading? Whether it’s a classic work of fiction, a graphic novel, a biography or the latest in scientific research, history or art – the Library wants to add it to its latest collection: Questimonials.

With the Questimonials project, funded by the College Innovation Council, Myrin Library is creating a collection of books curated by current students, alumni, faculty and staff that will foster conversations about the four Quest curriculum questions: What should matter to me? How should we live together? How can we understand the world? What will I do? By making these books available to our campus and the local community (along with statements of endorsement that connect to the open questions) we can provide a new way to communicate the value of the Quest in our lives.

Here’s how it works. Choose any book, fiction or non-fiction. Tell us what the book is about, why it’s important to you, what you like about it, and how it addresses one or more of the open questions. Tell us why it matters in a way that is most meaningful to you. This can take the form of a written or recorded essay, a poem, or other artistic expression. Your Questimonial will be preserved and shared with the public in Digital Commons while a physical copy of the book will be purchased for a new circulating collection in Myrin Library. A bookplate will be added to the book with your name and a QR code that links to your online Questimonial. For examples, please visit the Questimonials collection in Digital Commons.

To submit your choice and upload your Questimonial, use this form. Submissions will be collected on a rolling basis - there is no deadline!

We look forward to your submissions and participation in this uniquely Ursinus project!

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Andy Prock
Associate Director
Preservation, Digitization and Discovery Services
Myrin Library
Ursinus College

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