The Mount Saint Vincent University Library promotes two annual awards. Each award comes with a cash prize.
These awards are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding research skills in using information and resources located in, or accessible from, the Mount Library when completing a research assignment for course credit during the 12-month period preceding the deadline.
Please email all documents in PDF format to Tanja Harrison, University Librarian, at Tanja.Harrison@msvu.ca on or before the February 27, 2017 deadline.
Collaborative / Group Research Assignments
When the assignment submitted is a collaborative effort it must be submitted under the names of all participants. Each participant must submit a research log detailing her/his contribution to the assignment. If the paper is selected by the panel, the Library Award will be divided equally among the participants.
Category A: MSVU Introduction to Library Research Award
The Mount Saint Vincent University Introduction to Library Research Award is awarded annually to a novice researcher, i.e. an undergraduate student at MSVU who has completed no more than 7.5 units or less at MSVU (or another post-secondary institution) and demonstrates outstanding research skills in using information and resources located in, or accessible from, the MSVU Library when completing a research paper for credit at the Mount. Annotated bibliographies are also eligible for this award.
Category B: Sister Francis de Sales Endowed Award
The Sister Francis de Sales Endowed Award is awarded annually by the Mount Saint Vincent Alumnae Association in memory of Sister Francis de Sales, who served as Librarian for 25 years and was instrumental in rebuilding the Mount Library after the fire of 1951 and in the establishment of the MacDonald Rare Book Room. The Sister Francis de Sales Endowed Award is awarded to a senior undergraduate student who has completed more than 7.5 units and who demonstrates outstanding research skills in using information and resources located in, or accessible from, the MSVU Library when completing a research paper for course credit at the Mount.
Background and Criteria
The adjudication committee normally consists of professional librarians and a library assistant. The committee may seek advice from a member of the teaching faculty who has a subject background related to the paper under consideration. The research assignments will be judged according to the following criteria:
The committee reserves the right to not to offer the award in any given year. The quality of research must be deemed sufficiently high by the panel of judges for applications to be considered. Should submissions in a given year fall short of these standards, or fail to meet the guidelines, no awards will be given.
The decision of the panel is final. The award will be presented by the University Librarian or her designate.
Friday, February 27, 2017
Selection and Presentation of Awards:
Winners of the award will be notified by March 10.
Awards will be presented at the annual Awards dinner.