This illustration from the title page of a rare Dutch songbook is featured in the exhibition, ‘Res Gestae: Libri Manent; A Curator’s Choice,’ which opened Jan. 12 in the Edison and Newman Room of Houghton Library. The exhibition includes 89 other rare books acquired by Roger E. Stoddard, curator of rare books in the Harvard College Library. Stoddard has served the Harvard libraries for over 40 years and holds additional appointments as senior lecturer on English and senior curator in the Houghton Library. He has announced his plans to retire and ‘A Curator’s Choice’ commemorates his work as a collection builder. For details, call (617) 495-2442.