Selection Criteria


The selection process includes a spectrum of representatives from MSU and the City of East Lansing who read and evaluate the merits of numerous selections. Among the criteria they consider are:

  • a work by a major author who is available to visit the city and campus
  • a reading complexity appropriate for college students and community members
  • relevant themes and issues suitable to group discussion and analysis
  • a topic of relevance and appeal to both young adults and the general community
  • a subject that lends itself to community-university programming and special activities
Do You Have a Suggestion?
Book and programming suggestions are always welcome. Please complete the online suggestion form and your feedback will be shared with the OBOC Planning Committee.