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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Broncos Read?

Broncos Read is a program of the University Library. Each year, the Library creates posters honoring a student, a student team or club, a faculty member, a staff member, and an SCU alum who embody the 3Cs (Conscience, Competence, and Compassion) and demonstrate a passion for reading and/or scholarship.

Honorees are professionally photographed with their favorite book, newspaper, or other publication and share a quote about what reading means to them. The posters are unveiled around National Library Week in April at a reception for the honorees. Copies of the posters are displayed for one year in the library, and permanently in the Broncos Read online gallery and website.

Who can nominate?

All current students, staff, faculty and alumni can nominate SCU members that they believe have contributed to the University. There is no limit on the number of nominations an individual can make.

The campus community will be notified by email in mid-January when the nomination period opens.

Who is eligible for nomination?

Any current student, student groups or teams (such as athletic teams), staff, and faculty members can be nominated to be featured in a Broncos Read poster. Student groups and teams may nominate themselves and explain how they contribute to SCU.

I don't think anyone else can do a better job representing what I've contributed to SCU. Can I nominate myself?

Self-nominations are only accepted for student groups or teams. If you wish to be considered as an honoree, you can ask a friend or colleague to nominate you.

When will the honorees be announced?

Honorees are selected and notified in late February. An announcement to the broader campus community will be made before the Broncos Read reception in mid-April.

What is National Library Week?

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians, typically celebrated the second week in April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. Libraries often take the week as an opportunity to raise awareness about their services and how they enrich their communities. Learn more at the ALA website.

Who is on the Broncos Read Committee?

The 2017 Broncos Read core committee members are Shannon Kealey (Science Librarian), Nia Olmstead (Library Events Coordinator), and Elizabeth McKeigue (Associate University Librarian). A faculty member and a student are also added to the committee each year to help select the winners.

If you have any questions, or you're interested in becoming involved in Broncos Read in the future, please contact us at