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This annual prize recognizes student excellence in library research. Submissions must be for a project completed in a 300- or 400-level course.
Winners receive $500 (applied to their college bill), a certificate, and publication of their submission in the SUNY Plattsburgh Digital Commons. Runners-up receive honorable mention.
The 2016-17 award is for projects completed in any of the following semesters:
Funding for this prize is provided through the charitable support of the Plattsburgh College Foundation. If you would like to help keep funding for this honor viable, then we invite you to make a gift now.
All applicants are required to be nominated by a SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member. Current students are eligible to apply. Students who have graduated may also submit applications, providing their projects were completed during the allowable submission period.
There are two parts to the application: one for nominating faculty and one for students. Faculty may begin by suggesting application to students whom they would like to nominate. Students should discuss their intentions with faculty and request nominating support. Next steps:
The Library Research Prize is awarded based on a determination of the quality of the research conducted for a project completed as part of an upper-level credit-bearing course at SUNY Plattsburgh. The award will be judged by a panel of SUNY Plattsburgh faculty using criteria that fall under the three categories listed below.
Criteria within each category will be assessed in terms of whether the student has exhibited beginning, competent, or excellent skills in the context of their topic, assignment, and discipline. The panel will review for evidence of the applicant's research strategy, research process, and personal learning, as evidenced in the project and bibliography. Expectations for achievement will be commensurate with the requirements of the academic discipline.
For more information about the Feinberg Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, please contact the Prize Committee Co-chairs:
Holly Heller-Ross, Dean
Library and Information Technology Services
Phone: (518) 564-5180
Richard Schaefer, Associate Professor
Phone: (518) 564-5211