The Signature Course Information Literacy Award celebrates excellence in library research and the practical application of the Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy. Up to three awards are given each year for research projects submitted in a UGS 302, UGS 303, or TC 302 course (depending on the number of nominations). The first place winner receives $300, second place receives $200 (if awarded), and third place receives $100 (if awarded). All winners receive a certificate of recognition and have their work archived and made accessible through the Texas ScholarWorks Digital Repository. The panel of judges consists of librarians from Teaching and Learning Services and staff at the Sanger center and the Writing Flag office. The awards are presented in April each year.
Nominations for the 2020 award must be received by January 24, 2020. All materials must be submitted by January 31, 2020.
Projects completed in any Signature Course in calendar year 2019 (spring 2019, summer 2019, or fall 2019) are eligible for the 2020 award.
|Faculty-nominated or TA-nominated||Student self-nominated|
Step 1: Complete the nomination form, which includes a one-paragraph justification for your nomination. Tell us what was exemplary about this student's (or group's) research. Consider the research process and the quality and use of sources. Remember that the award is granted on the basis of research skills and information literacy, not writing.
Step 2: Submit a copy of your syllabus and assignment prompt or description to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: The Libraries will contact the student(s) for the work nominated and confirm your nomination via email.
Step 1: Complete the self-nomination form.
Step 2: Submit a copy of the following to email@example.com
Research Strategy Essay
Write a 400-600 word essay describing your research strategy. Discuss the steps you went through to gather and use the information needed for your project.
You might discuss how you:
It is not necessary to cover all of these topics. Discuss those that are relevant ot your research process.
For group projects, only one essay is required. Include your name(s).
Step 3: Ask your faculty member or TA to submit a one-paragraph statement supporting your self-nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org
The statement should:
Tell us what was exemplary about this student's (or group's) research. Consider the research process and the quality and use of sources. Remember that the award is granted on the basis of research skills and information literacy, not writing.
Successful projects will:
For more information, please contact Sarah Brandt, email@example.com, (512) 495-4145
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