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Undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities are foundational components of a complete liberal arts education. With this in mind, Brookens Library is pleased to announce our fifth annual Undergraduate Library Research Award.
This award was created to recognize and reward UIS undergraduate students whose academic work incorporates the use of Brookens Library’s collections and services and demonstrates exceptional information literacy skills. In addition to recognition at UIS, the award includes a monetary prize of $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place.
How to Apply
Application for the Brookens Library Undergraduate Research Award is a Two-step Process:
Step 1) Fill out the online application form here: https://uofi.uis.edu/fb/sec/1048711
Step 2) One of the Brookens Librarians will contact you to arrange for you to electronically submit your materials using Box.com
Respectfully, we request that you do not send in your project materials until instructed to do so.
The Brookens Library Undergraduate Research Award is open to undergraduate students enrolled at University of Illinois Springfield in any academic level for the current academic year.
A committee comprised of librarians and UIS faculty members from different disciplines will judge all submissions using the following criteria:
The scoring rubric that will be used for judging can be found here:
2015 Winner: Michael Lotspeich
2016 Winner: David Seidel
2017 1st Place Winner: Shyleen Frost
2017 2nd Place Winner: Abigail Norville
2017 3rd Place Winner: Vanessa Pratt
2018 1st Place Winner: Adam Hild
2018 2nd Place Winner: Hannah Nordby
2018 3rd Place Winner: Marjorie Carter
2019 1st Place Winners: Conor McKenzie and Payton Raso
2019 2nd Place Winner: Heba Qazi
2019 3rd Place Winners: Alan Huebschen and Robert Stockwell