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Disability Visibility book in the sunlight

KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the Division of Academic Success are excited to kick-off the 2022-23 Common Book, “Disability Visibility” by Alice Wong, at Red Hot Reading on Friday, April 15 at The Commons.

A stack of books

KU Libraries will present the winners of the annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 21, featuring Danny Caine, author and owner of Raven Bookstore, as the keynote speaker. 

A Snyder Book Collecting Contest program propped up against a vase of flowers

The University of Libraries announced the winners of the 64th annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest at the awards presentation on April 21. The contest, established by libraries donor Elizabeth Snyder in 1957, is designed to recognize students' passion for collecting books.   “It was great to be back in person and hear from the finalists about their collections,” said Beth Whittaker, associate dean of distinctive collections. “This is always one of the best events of the year, and this year did not disappoint.”