Congratulations to Catrina Joos M’12, who won the Annual Book Collecting Prize!
The contest, co-sponsored by Bucknell University Press and Library and IT, offers students the opportunity to build their own book collections. It encourages students to reflect on their lives, their learning, and their personal interests. Behind these considerations lie the larger recognition of the importance of the Ellen Bertrand Library and the University Press to the Bucknell campus, for every great university and institution of learning has, at its center, a great library and a great press.
To enter, students must submit a bibliography of their collection together with a short essay (1000-2000 words in length), explaining the theme and significance of the collection. The prize is $500.
Catrina describes her winning collection: “The over-arching theme of my collection is Japanese literature. One can categorize my collection, which is over 100 volumes, into three parts: Japanese literature in translation, Japanese literature in Japanese, and Japanese language learning materials. ” She was awarded her prize the Library and IT Faculty Scholarship reception, and gave a short talk about building her collection and what it means to her.
Congratulations to Catrina!