Sponsored by the Miami University Libraries and the Student Library Advisory Committee
Your submission for this award will be made up of four items: 1) a research story essay, 2) an abstract, 3) your research paper or project files and 4) contact information for the faculty or staff member sponsoring your application. These will be uploaded as separate files. The contact information for the sponsor is submitted through the online form.
1. Research Story Essay: The critical piece of your application is a 750-1,000 word essay describing your research strategies and use of library tools, resources, and services. This essay should provide the reviewers with a basic overview of your project, information about your process, the way you approached your research, responded to challenges, and redirected inquiry as necessary. Reviewers are not interested in why the library is great or a laundry list of the databases you used. Tell us what you know and have learned about the process of doing research and why you made the choices you did. Review sample essays and find more information about your essay on the Evaluation Criteria tab of this site.
2. Abstract: Submit an abstract of between 150-250 words outlining the research question, methods, conclusion, and significance of your underlying research project.
4. Contact information for the faculty or staff member sponsoring your application
Please note: incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Once you have gathered all of your application materials, go to the submission form at: http://bit.ly/LAURE