Bankier Library Research Award Contest - Overview
The Bankier Library Research Award Contest was created to reward students who take the time to develop a thoughtful, methodical, and scholarly approach to the research needed for their papers and projects, and to encourage students to develop good research techniques.
In this age of electronic information, research has become a more complicated process. Evaluating the proliferation of sources - particularly those in electronic formats - takes increasing time and effort. The award is meant to recognize excellence in all stages of the research process, from topic and research question development to finding background sources; from developing and modifying search strategies to evaluating and selecting sources; from integrating sources responsibly to creating a list of references or works cited.
Awards will be presented to students whose papers/projects, bibliographies and process essays show evidence of excellence in these areas.
Please review the Selection Criteria page for more detailed information.
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Honorable Mention: $50
Acknowledgement: Information on these web pages was modified with permission from UC-Berkeley’s Library Prize webpage, Wellesley College's Student Research Award webpage, and with the assistance of Candice Benjes-Small of McConnell Library at Radford University.