The Feinberg Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes student excellence in library research. Winners receive a cash prize and may publish their paper in the library's open access repository. Faculty are encouraged to nominate students for the prize.
Nominations and applications are encouraged between October and March each year.
We award this prize each year as part of our celebration of National Library Week.
This annual prize recognizes student excellence in library research. Submissions must be for a project completed in a 300- or 400-level course.
Runners-up receive honorable mention.
All applicants are required to be nominated by a SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member. Current students are eligible to apply. Students who have graduated may also submit applications, providing their projects were completed during the allowable submission period.
There are two parts to the application: one for nominating faculty and one for students.
The Library Research Prize is awarded based on a determination of the quality of the research conducted for a project completed as part of an upper-level credit-bearing course at SUNY Plattsburgh. The award will be judged by a panel of SUNY Plattsburgh faculty using criteria that fall under the three categories listed below.
Criteria within each category will be assessed in terms of whether the student has exhibited beginning, competent, or excellent skills in the context of their topic, assignment, and discipline. The panel will review for evidence of the applicant’s research strategy, research process and personal learning, as evidenced in the project and bibliography. Expectations for achievement will be commensurate with the requirements of the academic discipline.
Funding for this prize is provided through the charitable support of the Plattsburgh College Foundation. If you would like to help keep funding for this honor viable, then we invite you to make a gift now.
For more information about the Feinberg Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, please contact the prize committee co-chairs: