Library Research Awards 2009

April 16th, 2009

College Library, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Symposium, recently presented two research awards to Jenna Acker and Rachel Reinders. Both young women received certificates and cash prizes at the Undergraduate Symposium’s award ceremony on Thursday, April 16.

The second annual Undergraduate Research Awards celebrate excellence and creativity in undergraduate library research. Examples of library research include the literature review for a laboratory study, the use of primary sources in a historical research paper, or the background research for a creative arts project. Applicants are asked to submit a version of their research project, an essay describing their research strategies, and a statement of faculty support. Campus librarians use the national Information Literacy standards as the basis for the criteria by which the award applications are judged. The award winners have demonstrated proficiency in such information literacy skills, which are also part of the essential learning outcomes of the Wisconsin Experience. For a complete description and photographs of the event, please see our featured article.