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2020 Book Collecting Contest

February 13, 2020–March 26, 2020

The Greenfield Library supports the love of books and the pleasure found in building focused book collections. Each year the Library holds an annual Book Collecting Contest, which gives the SJC community the opportunity to showcase their personal collections. Contest submissions include an essay and an annotated bibliography and are judged by a committee on the creativity and thoughtfulness in developing the collection, the cohesion of the collection, and the significance of the collection to the owner. Below are the 2020 Book Collecting Contest winners.

First Prize

James Siranovich Book Collection Contest 2020 St Johns College
James Siranovich (A22)

James Siranovich (A22)
Conducting and the Great Conductors: the collection of an opinionated,
ardent fan and too-infrequent practitioner (1990-present)

Read James’s Essay


Second Prize

Chance Hogan Book Collection Contest 2020 St Johns College
Chance Hogan (A20)

Chance Hogan (A20)
Nu(de) Narratives

Read Chance’s Essay


Honorable Mention

Jessica Cole Book Collection Contest 2020 St Johns College
Jessica Cole (A20)

Jessica Cole (A20)
Gateway Books: a collection of my childhood favorites

Read Jessica’s Essay