Events & Exhibits - Fall 2013

Library Research Prize Process for Upcoming Academic Year

Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, the Weinberg Memorial Library will have two application deadlines for the Library Research Prize. If a research project was completed for a course taken during the summer or fall of 2013, the application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2013. Research projects for courses taken during intersession or spring 2014 have an application deadline of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014. Although there are two different dates to submit an application, there will be only one judging, which will take place in May 2014. This change was made so that students in summer or fall courses can submit their applications closer to when they have completed their projects.
 
The Library Research Prize is designed to attract the outstanding research projects from courses taught in departments across the University of Scranton campus, and students must submit a final version (or draft if necessary) of the research project itself. However, since the submission will be judged on the research done for the project, applicants must submit an essay that describes their methods of research, including the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools and services.
 
Another component of the application is a bibliography or other appropriate citation of all sources consulted. This bibliography should be more extensive than the Works Cited or Reference List for the project since it will also include background material.
 
Faculty who assign research projects should encourage their students to apply for the Library Research Prize. A statement of faculty support, which can be submitted via an online form, is another component of the application process.
 
Two prizes of $500 each will be awarded, one to an undergraduate student or group of students, and one to a graduate student or group of students. Group winners will split the award equally among the group members.
 
For more information, visit scranton.edu/libraryresearchprize or contact Bonnie Oldham, information literacy coordinator by phone 570-941-4000 or e-mail bonnie.oldham@scranton.edu.
 
-Bonnie Oldham
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