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Wyndham Robertson Library Undergraduate Research Awards: For Faculty

Help us identify the best research done at HU!

Please encourage your students to enter our competition. We are looking for a diverse set of applications: We would love to see every division represented among our award finalists.

Dates to Remember:

Last day of February

Nomination forms must be submitted by this date.

TBA, in April

Announcement of winners will be made at a reception in the library. We will notify you a week prior to the reception if one of your nominees is a finalist.

Sponsoring/Recommending a Student

When writing your recommendation for a student, please try to highlight:

  • The nature of the assignment, and the relevance of the project to the assignment.
  • Whether the sources used were appropriate for the project.
  • Whether the methods of research were consistent with disciplinary standards.
  • How the project compared to others completed for the same assignment.

Critera Used in Evaluation of Entries

  • Originality, creativity and extent of the use of library collections and services, including (but not limited to) print and non-print materials, primary or secondary sources, and databases
  • Demonstrated ability to locate, select, evaluate and synthesize library resources in the creation of an original project
  • Clear and effective writing skills
  • Ethical use of information, including appropriate and accurate citations and credits
  • An essay that provides evidence of significant personal growth in methods of research and critical inquiry.

Nota Bene

The following measures are taken to avoid conflicts of interest:

Faculty members on the judging committee may write an initial letter of recommendation for students for the award. However, in all deliberations of the judging committee, those faculty who have recommended a student for the research award (in either a faculty or advisory role) must recuse themselves when there is discussion or voting involving the application in question.

  • Faculty shall not be present during discussion of whether finalist status will be granted to the application, or any follow-up discussion regarding winners.
  • In voting for winners, faculty members may not vote for an application they have recommended.


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James Miller
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Office: Wyndham Robertson Library, 1st floor, Room 103
B.A. English, Austin College
M.L.I.S., Library & Information Science, Drexel University