Events & Exhibits - Spring 2014

Library Research Prize: 2 Deadlines, 1 Judging, 2 Prizes

This academic year, the application process for the Weinberg Memorial Library Research Prize has changed. For projects completed for courses taken during Summer/Fall 2013, the application deadline was in December; while projects done for Intersession/Spring 2014 courses 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 could submit their applications closer to when they completed their projects.
 
Two prizes will be awarded: one to an undergraduate student or group of students, and one to a graduate students or group of students. Each prize is $500.00. Group winners will split the award equally among the group members. The Library Research Prize is designed to attract the outstanding research projects from courses taught in departments across The University of Scranton campus. Projects can be in any format.
 
Applicants must submit an essay that describes their methods of research, including the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools and services. Submissions will be judged on the research done for the project. Applications must also include a bibliography, which should be more extensive than the Works Cited or Reference List for the project since it will also include background material.
 
Applicants must submit an essay that describes their methods of research, including the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools and services. Submissions will be judged on the research done for the project. Applications must also include a bibliography, which 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 is another component of the application process.
 
For more information, visit scranton.edu/libraryresearchprize or contact Bonnie Oldham, Information Literacy Coordinator at The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library, by phone (570-941-4000) or e-mail bonnie.oldham@scranton.edu.
—Bonnie Oldham