Puget Sound English Department

December 3, 2009

Library Sponsors Book-Collecting Contest

Filed under: Events on Campus — O. @ 6:59 pm

Jane Carlin, Director of Collins Library, has written to inform us of a book-collecting contest involving cash-prizes:

The aim of this competition is to encourage undergraduate students at Puget Sound to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship. Collections can be on any subject and this contest is open to all full time undergraduates.

Two prizes will be awarded annually to fulltime undergraduate students.  1st prize is $1000.  2nd prize is $500.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 24, 2010 by 5:00 PM All applicants are invited to a reception at the Collins Memorial Library April 15, 2010 from 3:30 to 4:30. Contest Winners will be announced at the reception. Applicants may be asked to display their collection (or selected portions) and essay at the reception.

Please encourage your students to consider participating in this contest.  Winter break is a great time for students to think about their personal collections, so please share this information in your classes.  Contact Jane Carlin, jcarlin@pugetsound.edu, for further information and publicity materials.

Web link provides all the details:  http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/collins-memorial-library/book-collecting-contest/

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