Midterms are over, spring break is nigh, and you're probably looking towards the end of the semester. This means we're getting closer to the deadline to apply for the library's Undergraduate Research Award, whether with a project from last semester, or something you'll have completed by April 9.
Students: have you caught the research bug, and completed a research project that demonstrates exceptional use of our library's diverse collections? Do you have a project that integrates advanced research skills with excellent writing and synthesis of ideas?
Faculty: have any of your students created work that fits the above criteria? If so, read on!
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our 8th annual Undergraduate Library Research Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward LMU undergraduate students whose research makes sophisticated and creative use of the services, resources, and collections of the William H. Hannon Library to produce a scholarly or creative work. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to one undergraduate student, plus two honorable mentions of $450 each.
We also have a $1,000 award for best group project! All group members will split the prize equally. Group project applications will follow the same procedures as individual applications and will be evaluated using the same criteria.
A Faculty member must nominate each student and write a letter of support. Student nominees must write a brief essay describing their use of library resources in completing their project. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of faculty and librarians.
Any paper or project completed for an LMU course between January 2013 and April 2014 will be eligible for this year's award. (Work turned in after the deadline will be eligible for next year's award.) Applications are due on April 9, 2014. For more information about the prizes, including eligibility, evaluation criteria, detailed application procedures, and winning research projects from previous years, please visit the official Undergraduate Library Research Award website.
We look forward to seeing your best work!