Signature Course Information Literacy Award
About the Award
The Signature Course Information Literacy Award celebrates excellence in library research and the practical application of the UGS Information Literacy Competencies for First-year Students. Three awards are given each year for research projects submitted in a UGS 302, UGS 303 or TC 302 course. The first place winner receives $500. All three winners receive a certificate of recognition and their work is archived and made accessible through the University of Texas Libraries Digital Repository. The panel of judges consists of librarians from Teaching & Learning Services and members of UGS. It is presented during Research Week each year.
|Faculty-nominated or TA-nominated||Student-nominated|
Step 1: Complete the nomination form, which includes a brief, one paragraph justification for your nomination.
Step 2: Submit a copy of your syllabus and assignment prompt/description to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Ask your faculty member/TA to email a one paragraph statement supporting your self-nomination to email@example.com
- Faculty and TAs may submit more than one nomination for the same course. Please use a separate form for each nomination.
- Group projects may be nominated. One form may be used for all students in the group. If a group project wins, the prize will be split amongst the group members.
- Any type of research project may be nominated, including multi-media projects.
Individuals must be current University of Texas undergraduate students.
Eligible projects will have been submitted by an individual in a Signature Course (UGS 302, UGS 303, or TC 302) in the prior calendar year.
Individuals must agree to contribute their papers to the University of Texas Libraries Digital Repository. Individuals will maintain copyright and the work will be made available online.
Successful projects will:
Make use of library resources and collections in any format.
Demonstrate effective application of information literacy and fluency principles:
determining information needs
evaluating and analyzing information
managing, organizing, and synthesizing information
applying information in the context of the project
Provide appropriate and accurate citations and credits.
Demonstrate originality of thought, mastery of content appropriate to class level, clear writing, and overall quality of presentation.
Contact Michele Ostrow, firstname.lastname@example.org, 495-4534.