Dining in the Library

Interim University Librarian Tammy Dearie, Author Ann Patchett, Chancellor Khosla

UC San Diego’s Dinner in the Library, held last Friday, is an annual tradition that transforms the first floor of Geisel Library into an elegant dining area amidst book collections and study spaces.  The theme for this year’s fundraising event was “Going to the Top,” reflecting the Library’s goal of holding next year’s event on the 8th floor of the Library, which is currently undergoing renovation to create event space and an enhanced quiet lounge for study.  The Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative is also transforming the first and second floors to better support student learning and research.  During the dinner, Chancellor Khosla thanked all of our generous supporters and emphasized the vital role of the Library in supporting UC San Diego’s mission of education, research and service.

Chancellor Khosla with Undergraduate Library Research Prize winners Maryanne Beckwith, Yuanhao Qu and Sarah Prentiss

Interim University Librarian Tammy Dearie, Honorary Committee member Debbie Turner, Author Ann Patchett, Honorary Committee Chair Jeanne Jones, Chancellor Khosla

Alison (left) and George Gildred (right) with Ann Patchett (center); Alison was a founder of the first Dinner in the Library.