Each year the Kelvin Smith Library provides copies of the Common Reading in our collections, highlights related and supplemental resources, and supports the program in other ways. The Research Guides below provide additional information about the book, the author, and the topics/issues covered in the books.
Begun in 2002, the annual Common Reading Program has chosen a book for incoming students to read, and KSL staff members have participated as book discussion leaders when the students arrive on campus.
This year's Common Reading Selection is Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael Sandel, a nationally renowned scholar and Harvard Professor whose course on justice helps people reflect on, explore, and question their assumptions about moral and political conflict in society. Professor Sandel is the keynote speaker at the University Fall Convocation at Severance hall on Wednesday, August 31st.