The Caltech Alumni Association offers an online book club for Caltech alumni and the Caltech community. A new book will be chosen every other month by alumni, faculty, or staff hosts. You’ll have two months to read the book before our discussions. Hosts will post interesting and stimulating questions for discussion in our private forum. The discussion boards are online and always open, so you can participate and add to the conversation whenever it is convenient for you. Sign up, create your profile and you’re ready. You do not have to commit to read every book.
For technical assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Caltech Alumni Association has partnered with PBC guru to provide this online platform. For general inquiries, please contact email@example.com
Below are a few examples of the kind of books the group may read.
A new book will be selected every two months. The texts will be chosen by faculty, staff and alumni. There are no strict expectations on members for this virtual community; if you are particularly busy, participate as your time allows. The goal of this program is to connect Caltech alumni and friends through reading.
Currently, the book club is entirely online. If you are interested in hosting an in-person book club meeting sometime in the future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation is free for Caltech alumni, faculty, staff, parents and Associates. You are responsible only for obtaining a copy of the book.
Participants can get books for free at their local library or purchase them.
The book club will have a moderator from Caltech and PBC Guru who manages the forum where discussions occur online. The moderators will pose questions to the group, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members are encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum.
Enter your email to join the book club and provide some basic contact information. We are using a private forum provided by PBC Guru to host the virtual book club so it's easy to connect with fellow Techers. After you complete the sign up, PBC Guru will send you a link to the forum and you can begin to post right away!
Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni associations and professional societies. The Caltech Alumni Association is teaming up with PBC to put this program in place for Caltech alumni, faculty, staff, parents and Associates. You can view their website at www.pbc.guru
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