CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY BRINGS BACK THE EVER-POPULAR LIBRARYPRIZE
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – September 22, 2011 – Cornerstone University’s Miller Library is offering students a chance to enter an art competition that will award the student with the most public votes a $50 Meijer gift card and the prestige of winning the world’s largest LibraryPrize.
With the opening of Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize, details were announced of Miller Library’s LibraryPrize. LibraryPrize is an open art experiment which will turn the library into an art gallery. Open to any Cornerstone University student, library staff invite participants to enter any type of piece in the competition. The winner will be determined by the Cornerstone University community through online voting. The contest will run from November 4th through 11th.
“LibraryPrize has become known in its ability to challenge conventional thinking toward the academic library in surprising ways,” said Fred Sweet, director of Miller Library. “We look forward to the influx of CU students who will use Miller Library as a platform for their creative works.”
Librarian Eric Bradley began LibraryPrize three years ago as a way to introduce students and the community to Miller Library. “Everyone loves LibraryPrize. We’ve had such a great response to the contest the last few years, so we are thrilled to see what this year will bring,” he stated. The contest is expected to draw over one hundred entries and persuade the community to visit the library.
Miller Library is an information center that houses a collection of over one hundred fifty thousand volumes in print and electronic resources that are geared toward the university’s curriculum. It contains the Curriculum Materials Center, which provides students with educational collections and supplies, and a collection of rare items in the Cornerstone University Archives.