The University Libraries have established the Undergraduate Research in Writing Award to celebrate excellence in library research.
This annual prize will recognize up to two students who have most successfully applied Information literacy skills in a paper or project. Information literacy has been defined as the ability to identify an information need, find sources that address it, evaluate and incorporate those sources, and use information ethically. (Association of College and Research Libraries)
The award consists of a $500 scholarship prize for first place and $250 for second place (prizes will be applied directly to tuition).
Winners will be selected among faculty- or student-nominated student projects submitted from Oakland University’s General Education Writing Intensive and Writing Intensive in the Major courses. The winning projects will be selected by a panel of university faculty members by the end of the Winter semester every academic year.
The award-winning projects will be deposited in the university’s repository, OUR@Oakland, and made available online.
The award will be given to up to two students each academic year. Nominations are accepted throughout the year for courses taught in the preceding Winter, Summer and Fall semesters.
Nominations may be submitted at any time before the deadline of March 1, 2013 for papers written in Winter 2012, Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 semesters.
Student projects can be nominated by faculty or by students. If a student chooses to nominate a project, the Research in Writing Award Committee will contact the supervising faculty member for confirmation.
Assistant Professor, Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages
Successful projects will demonstrate effective application of information literacy principles:
For more information:
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426