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Encourage Students to Apply for the 2019 Library Research Prize. 4/12 deadline

Please encourage students to apply for the 2019 Library Research Prize. Deadline: April 12.

The Library Research Prize recognizes exemplary scholarship through effective research strategies and demonstrated use of the library’s resources, services, and staff.

There are two $1,000 prizes, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. They are awarded annually at the conclusion of the Spring semester.

Selection Criteria

Research projects should demonstrate:

  • Sophistication, originality and/or unusual depth or breadth in the use of library collections, including, but not limited to, print sources, databases, primary resources, and materials in all formats.
  • Exceptional ability to locate, select, evaluate, and effectively use library resources in the creation of a project in any format that shows originality and/or has the potential to lead to original research in the future.
  • Evidence of significant personal learning in the methods of research and the information gathering process, and the development of a habit of research and inquiry that shows the likelihood of persisting in the future.


Individual or Team Applicants must:

  • Be Fairfield University undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Complete a research project for a credit course at Fairfield University during Summer 2018Fall 2018, or Spring 201semester. A draft version of the project is acceptable if final version is not completed by application deadline.
  • For team projects, all members must contribute towards the project.  If a team project wins, award will be split equally among members.
  • Agree to contribute research projects and essay to a display about their research mounted by library staff for public exhibition (in library and online). Winners will be contacted for permission to add their submission to DigitalCommons@Fairfield.

 *Cannot be work done as a formal collaboration with a faculty member or other non-student researcher, or be research commissioned by an organization or business.

The winners will be notified on 4/25 and honored at the LRP Awards Ceremony & Reception on Wed. 5/1 at 3:00 pm in the Library, multimedia room 101. All are welcome to attend. For more information on the application process and selection criteria please visit

Thank you to Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions, Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies, and the School of Engineering for their financial support of the prizes, in addition to the Library's financial commitment.

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For more information, contact Lisa Thornell / 2138 /