Last month, Library Director Patricia Banach announced the winners of the Second Annual Library Research Award for 2012. The award has been established to recognize and celebrate exemplary student research projects that demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, select and apply information from appropriate library resources. Primary emphasis is place on the creative and effective use of library resources, services and collections encompassing print, microform and online data bases.
Anna Sobanski, a sophomore from Glastonbury majoring in English and pre-secondary education, won $350 in the freshman/sophomore category for her paper, "True Stories by Matilda Laimo and Harry Potter." Sobanski's work was reviewed and recommended by June Dunn, assistant professor of English. Andrew Minikowski, a senior from Colchester majoring in English and Economics, won the $350 prize in the junior/senior category for his paper, "A Bullet or Siberia: Pride, Redemption and Character Relationships in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment." Barbara Little Liu, associate professor of English, recommended Minikowski. The winning research papers can be found on the Library Research Award Guide.
Associate Librarian Janice Wilson chaired the Library Research Award Committee. Other members included associate librarians Carolyn Coates, Hope Marie Cook and Carol Reichardt; Biology Professor Elizabeth Cowles; Associate Professor of History David Frye; Associate Professor of Psychology Madeleine Fugere; and Business Administration Professor Elizabeth Scott. Heidi Roberto, administrative assistant in the library, provided organization and logistical support for the committee.