We’re pleased to announce the 2017 Connecticut College Prize for Undergraduate Library Research, which will be awarded for the second time during the spring 2017.
A group of librarians worked to launch the $500 prize during the 2015-16 academic year; it’s the first award at Connecticut College that’s specifically designed to honor excellence in the research process. Entrants will be judged by a committee of librarians and faculty members on their ability to develop search strategies, use complex tools and techniques, and evaluate and synthesize resources in a project.
We encourage all students to submit an entry for the prize — and, similarly, all faculty to encourage students to do so. All currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
To be considered for the award, you’ll need to submit the following to the prize’s Moodle site, accessed here:
- An application form, to be completed in the prize’s Moodle site;
- A Faculty Support Form (using the standardized form found on the library prize website);
- An essay of up to 600 words describing research strategies (closely following the guidelines found on the library prize website); and
- A draft or final version of the project for which the research was done.
- A bibliography.
To be eligible, the work must have been completed for a credit course (not an honors project) in spring 2016, fall 2016, or spring 2017. The prize’s Moodle site can also be accessed via the prize’s website at http://conncoll.libguides.com/libprize.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck, and we look forward to reading your entries!