Library Research Prize
Deadline for Spring semester 2013 entries is Friday, May 3rd, 2013.
About the Prize
The University Libraries Research Prize is awarded annually to at least one Ohio State University undergraduate student. Students enrolled in any upper division undergraduate course (3000 or above) in either fall or spring semester are eligible to participate. [NOTE: Only spring semester projects are eligible for the 2012-13 academic year.] Students consult with a librarian and their course instructor during the research process to produce an award winning project. Submissions are judged by the Libraries' Teaching and Learning Committee along with an undergraduate student, according to criteria described below. A prize of $1,000 will also be presented ($750 for the student author; $250 for the instructor). Winning projects will be submitted to the Library Research Prize Collection in the OSU Knowledge Bank repository, where they will have a permanent home and Web address. This site is also indexed by Google, so projects are available to a worldwide audience.
Instructors: please download and share this flyer with your students.
How to Participate
When your instructor assigns a research project that will involve using library or Web information resources:
1. Contact and meet with a librarian to develop a research plan. Librarians who serve various disciplines/departments are listed at: http://library.osu.edu/find/librarians. Consultation with this librarian is encouraged throughout the research process.
2. Complete the student submission form and send it to us, along with:
3. Ask your instructor to complete and send the faculty assessment form.
The Committee considers the following when judging submissions:
- Instructor's assessment of project quality;
- Appropriate use of library and other information resources, as reflected in the bibliography and cover letter;
- Quality of the cover letter in terms of reflecting the research process and the importance of the project to you;
Student applicants should send their documents electronically to the contact listed below before the deadline. The instructor must send the faculty assessment form electronically by email or FAX. We will confirm receipt of submissions, notify applicants of missing components, but it is the applicant's responsibility to insure that all required documents are received before the deadline.