As you're shifting gears from final papers and research projects to final exams, here's something for you to think about:
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!
The librarians of the William H. Hannon Library are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our 7th 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. 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 2012 and April 2013 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 15, 2013. 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!