The Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries have announced the winners of the 2008 Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest. Come see selected titles from the winning collections on M-level in the Eisenhower Library, April 18 through the end of May.

Undergraduate Division Winners

  • First place: Colin Azariah-Kribbs, A Library of Weird Fiction
  • Second place: Alexander Baish, For the Love of Birds
  • Honorable mention: Sarah Montague, Fairy Tales and Folklore

Graduate Division Winners

  • First place: Matthew Gibson, Learning to Read Russia
  • Second place: Jeremy Pope, Africa in Antiquity: A Library of Ancient African History
  • Honorable mention: Dmitry Shapovalov, Mountaineering in the Greater Ranges

First place winners receive $1000, second place winners receive $500, and honorable mentions receive $250 for their thoughtful and focused book collections. In addition to the cash awards, winners will also be given a one-year honorary membership in the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries.

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