Last month, Library Director Patricia Banach announced the winners of the Second Annual Library Research Award for 2013. 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 placed on the creative and effective use of library resources, services and collections encompassing print, microform and online data bases.
Daniel Kowalsky won $350 in the freshman/sophomore category for his paper, "The Psychology of Psychics: Why We Believe." Kowalsky's work was reviewed and recommended by Mika Taylor, assistant professor of English. Margaret Pallis won the $350 prize in the junior/senior category for her paper, "Authority Figures in Conversion Narratives." Barbara Little Liu, associate professor of English, recommended Pallis. 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, Carol Reichardt and Hope Marie Cook; Biology Professor Elizabeth Cowles; Associate Professor of History David Frye; Business Administration Professor Elizabeth Scott and Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, assistant professor of psychology. Heidi Roberto, administrative assistant in the library, provided organization and logistical support for the committee.