Research Librarian Erin Valentino‚Äôs class, The Information Age and the Digital Divide, has created an exhibition called “The Book” that explores the history of print culture through a selection of rare books from the Watkinson Library. Students each chose a book to research and interpret using contextual sources, and presented their findings in class. The exhibition features a book of hours, an almanac, medical guides, a captivity narrative, and more, with contextualizing labels created by the students.

Erin Valentino and her class, along with Watkinson Director Rick Ring and Library Director Richard Ross, at the opening of the exhibition, Oct 23

Student selections included an exquisite book of hours...

...a medical guide...

...an educational primer, and more!

“The Book” will be on view in the Main Atrium of Trinity College Library from October 23, 2012 until November 30. You can also explore the exhibition online through a complementary website at: http://commons.trincoll.edu/thebook/.