Deadline: The Lawrence Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest
- All Day on Monday, March 26, 2012
In 1967, the Friends of the Libraries of Boston University launched a book-collecting contest to introduce students to the joys of creating their own libraries and to encourage them in this gratifying pursuit. Californian industrialist Lawrence G. Blackmon, himself an avid reader who turned his passion into a love of collecting, endowed the contest in 1984, and since then the contest has borne his name. The contest is held in March and April, with the winners announced at the Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting. Awards range from $200 to $1,500, including a best essay category. The contest is open to all students in the University's undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.