The Dean’s Leadership Council Library Research Prize recognizes exemplary scholarship through effective research strategies and demonstrated use of the library’s resources, services, and staff. There are two $1,000 prizes, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. They are awarded annually at the conclusion of the Spring semester.
For questions regarding applying for this prize, please contact Lauren Newton.
The application period for the Dean's Leadership Council Library Research Prize takes place annually in the spring semester. Applications are will be accepted starting in January with a student application deadline of March 6, 2023. Letters of faculty support should be emailed to email@example.com and are due March 13, 2023.
Individual or Team Applicants must:
Research projects should demonstrate:
Application must include the following:
*The essay is the most important piece of your submission. The selection committee is interested in the investigative journey you undertook to create that project and how your research skills and understanding/use of library services, resources, collections, and staff improved your project.
*For media and creative projects: submit a printout of the first "page" of the project or a thumbnail of the image and any other necessary documentation, along with the project in its media format, or the URL of the web project.
Submissions will be judged based on how well they meet the selection criteria as listed above. A panel composed of UNF librarians and Dean's Leadership Council members will judge entries on the evidence of the applicant's research strategy, process, and personal learning, which will be summarized in the 500 word essay.
This award will be reported to the IRS as income to the winning student(s) and could affect subsequent Financial Aid eligibility.
Graduate- Doretta Leung
Doretta Leung is a graduate student pursuing a DCN in Clinical Nutrition- Advanced Practice with her project titled “The impact of a pediatric interdisciplinary outpatient feeding clinic on preterm infant weight gain and caregiver compliance with feeding recommendations.” Her application was supported by Dr. Andrea Arikawa.
Undergraduate- Lamija Hodzic
Lamija Hodzic is a Junior majoring in International Studies with her project titled “The Dayton Accords and Instability Within Bosnia and Herzegovina.” Her application was supported by Dr. Sarah Mattice.
Graduate- Leslie Van Horn
Leslie Van Horn is a doctoral candidate in the Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition program at UNF. She is presently working to complete her dissertation titled, “Validation of an evidence-based dietetic practice instrument and the association between level of education and use of evidence-based dietetic practices among registered dietitian nutritionists.” Her research interests focus on nutrition and dietetics education. She lives in Charlotte, NC and also works full-time as an instructor at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.
Undergraduate- Ketty Mora
My name is Ketty Mora, and I just graduated from UNF with a BA in Art History. My time at UNF has precipitated an enormous personal growth and development that have given me the confidence and motivation to continue my studies at Emory University, where I will pursue a PhD in Art History starting next Fall. My professors at UNF, staff, and resources, have played an instrumental role in my personal and academic life, and my gratitude goes out perpetually to them.
Undergraduate Runner Up- Carol Lynne Hemmingway
Carol Lynne Hemmingway is an undergraduate student and Jacksonville native studying History and Spanish with a minor in Digital Humanities. Her academic interests include local history, women authors and historians, and archival science. Lynne has worked as a student assistant for the Thomas G. Carpenter Library Special Collections since her first year at UNF and, as a student intern, has contributed to ongoing projects which combine her interests like the UNF Digital Humanities Institute's Editing the Eartha M. M. White Collection.