Library's Reserve Book Room, along with a number of Sacramento State students,
became a little better-off this semester with a generous gift from the Hornet
The Sacramento State Hornet
Bookstore and University Enterprises, Inc. recently awarded thirty-two $250
bookstore scholarships as part of its essay contest that asked the question,
“If I were a book, my title would be . . ." Out of a total of 119
entrants, 32 were chosen to receive the funds.
Students were asked
to submit a 250-word essay. Some of the imaginative titles were, “Fighting
Words,” “Cancer to College,” “Chocolate Covered Imperfection,”
and “Don’t Complain Campaign.” Selection was based on creativity,
originality and quality of the essay.
Entries were scored
by members of the Bookstore Scholarship Task Force comprised of faculty, Students,
and University Enterprises. The task force is a sub-group of the Bookstore Advisory
Council, and serves to develop and implement $10,000 a year in bookstore scholarships
for UEI distribution.
Another round of scholarships
will be awarded in fall 2007. Look for an announcement later this spring.
In addition to
the designated student funds, $3,000 was gifted to the Library Reserve Book
Room to purchase commonly used textbooks for Reserve Book Room use. The emphasis
was on purchasing textbooks that have the greatest impact on the student population.
Because of the
rising costs of textbooks, the faculty relies on the Reserve Book Room to purchase
works that enhance their classes but may be cost prohibitive. Reserve Book Room
staff earmarked 32 texts for purchase that would generate high volume usage
and were deemed important to student learning. An added bonus to the program
is that the Library can then sell the books back to the bookstore for credit
towards other books, or move them to the Library's general collection.
The Reserve Book
Room is a busy operation, processing 1,300 electronic-based works and 1,700
texts per week. "This scholarship program is wonderful," says Rhonda
Rios Kravitz, head of Access Services at the Library. "If you think of
the number of students we serve, you can see that the benefit to the campus
For more information, contact
the Library Reserve Book Room at 278-6876.
California State University, Sacramento Public
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156