Library Research Awards
Clark Memorial Library Excellence in Research Award
One $400 Excellence in Research award will be presented during the campus Celebration of Scholarship. The award is sponsored by the Clark Memorial Library to recognize excellence in the research for a student paper or project presented during the Celebration of Scholarship 2014. The library award recognizes excellence in an undergraduate research project that demonstrates use of the University library collections and information literacy research skills. The judges use a rubric that focuses on the research process: demonstration of information literacy research skills, adept use of library resources, and reflection upon the strategies utilized to investigate a research problem. Students that partner with librarians throughout the research process may produce an award winning project.
How to apply
Contact and meet with a Clark Memorial librarian about your research project and to get more information and review the required research worksheet.
When you complete the research meet again with the librarian to review the research worksheets and obtain the required signature.
Submit research paper with the list of references--Times New Roman, Arial or Courier New font, 12 point size, on 8-1/2 x 11 inch portrait, standard margins, double spaced and left justified. The paper and references should conform to standard format for references and citations using APA, MLA or appropriate subject citation style.
Submit a 500-750 word research essay describing the research process that enabled you to locate the references used. The research essay should provide insight into the undergraduate research experience by summarizing your discovery process-gathering the information, evaluating the information and synthesizing the information. The research worksheets should be attached to this submission.
Cover sheet should include your name, email address, date, Course code & name of course for which project was completed and the term course completed.
Student must be currently enrolled at Shawnee State University and project must be completed during, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. You should also be registered to participate as a speaker, formal oral session, during the Celebration of Scholarship 2014.
Late submissions will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned; so please submit copies.
Please note that this awards is at the discretion of the library award committee, and that their decision is final and binding. The award criteria is decided on quality and excellence. This means that if none of the submissions meets the award criteria the committee will not select a recipient.
All submissions must be emailed or delivered to Rebekah Kilzer, Clark Memorial Library before
March 15, 2014.
CML Excellence in Research Award Rubric