Seated, from left: Kristen Green, Jennifer Green's mother; Jennifer Green, freshman/sophomore winner; Patricia Banach, director of library services; English Professor Maureen McDonnell. Back, from left: Rhona Free, vice president for academic affairs; and Hope Marie Cook, Janice Wilson and Carol Reichardt, librarians and members of the Library Research Award Committee.
The J. Eugene Smith Library recently announced the winners of the first annual undergraduate student library research award competition. This prize has been established to recognize and celebrate exemplary student research projects that demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, select and apply information from appropriate resources. Primary emphasis is placed upon the creative and effective use of library resources, services and collections encompassing print, microform and online databases. Two prizes of $350 were awarded, one to the winning freshman/sophomore project and the other to the winning junior/senior project. The winners were Jennifer Green, who won the freshman/sophomore prize with a paper titled "Spain Has Three Million Problems and They're All Immigrants," written for Professor Maureen McDonnell's English 100P class; and Jessica Ruddy '11, who won the junior/senior prize with a paper titled "Modeling Food Web Dynamics," written as an honors thesis in Biology/Hon 488, under the guidance of Professor Phillip Elliott.