FARMINGTON — The "One Book, One Community" committee at San Juan College is asking for submissions for its 2014 book selection.

Submissions for the annual semester-long, community-wide program will be taken until Jan. 31. The One Book, One Community Committee will take all submissions into consideration before voting on the new selection.

The purpose of One Book effort, according to the college's Facebook post on the subject, is to "encourage interested people in San Juan College and the surrounding communities to read the same book and come together to discuss it in a variety of settings."

When considering a submission, the committee asks that the books be accessible and thought provoking, appeal to a diverse population and encourage discussion and independent learning.

Past One Book selections have included Montana 1984, Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII and Yellowcake. A myriad of events also take place surrounding the selection typically including panel discussions, author visits and more.

San Juan College faculty members are also encouraged to incorporate the One Book selection into their curricula.

Submissions can be emailed to or entered at For more information, call Traci HalesVass, director of One Book, One Community, at 505-566-3950 or email to One Book, One Community is funded through the San Juan College Foundation.