As the astute Ireland patron knows, each one of our computers is already named after a great saint in alphabetical order. The next letters up are J, K, and L. The Ireland staff solicited names from the wider community and these are the top responses we received! Below are the candidates with links to descriptions of each saint or blessed person. Also, check out the Reference room book The Book of Saints (BX 4655.2 .B66 1989) for a quick blurb on each candidate. And tell your friends to vote too!
Under the J’s we have:
- Jerome- http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08341a.htm
- Joan of Arc- http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08409c.htm
- John the Evangelist- http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08492a.htm
- Jean-Pierre – http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09044a.htm
In the K’s, these names have been raised up:
- Katherine Drexel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Drexel
- Kilian – http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08639a.htm
- K’I-Tchou-Tzeu http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=7347
- Kateri http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14471a.htm
For the L’s, here is what was brought forward:
- Linus http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09272b.htm
- Leo XIII http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09169a.htm
- Loras http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathias_Loras
- Lucy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Lucy
As for voting, you have two options: 1) you can fill out the white slip of paper on the reference desk, and drop it in the jar there; or 2) go to the following Doodle polls and vote electronically. Please cast one vote for each individual letter. Polls close on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5 p.m. The new names for the computers will be announced during Finals Week.
- Cast your online vote for your favorite “J” saint here
- Cast your online vote for your favorite “K” saint here.
- Cast your online vote for your favorite “L” saint here.
Thanks for voting! Rock the vote!