Every year, the library adds thousands of items--books, videos, CDs, magazines, and more--to its collections. Each year, some of them are acclaimed by critics, some of them win prizes, and some wonderful titles create barely a ripple of public notice.
We asked the librarians in the Main Library subject departments to look back on this flood of materials and choose a few that they liked best: not necessarily the prizewinners or the bestsellers, just whatever they particularly enjoyed.
So here are a few of our favorite things from the year 2000. For more ideas, ask your librarians, since no two of us would come up with the same list.