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Bulmer Award

  1. 1. Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research<br />Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer • 1929 - 2006President, 1979-1996<br />
  2. 2. Established in 1989<br />Selected annually by the Dwight Marvin Library faculty librarians<br />Recognizes a student’s outstanding accomplishment in library-based research<br />The Award<br />
  3. 3. the librarians selected multiple winners with modest awards and recognition.<br />For about 20 years<br />
  4. 4. May 5, 2009<br /> <br />You have been nominated to receive the Library Award for Excellence in Research at Hudson Valley Community College. <br />Papers were submitted by Hudson Valley faculty, and were reviewed for proper documentation, the use of appropriate sources, selection of a variety and number of resources, and evidence of research skills and ingenuity.<br />You should be very proud of your distinguished work and are cordially invited to attend the Library Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in the Library Multipurpose Room at 2:00 PM. Feel free to bring a guest, parents, etc.! Winning papers will be announced at the ceremony. <br />Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 12 at 4 PM to 629.7319.<br />On behalf of the Library Director, faculty and staff, thank you for contributing to the tradition of excellence at Hudson Valley Community College. It is indeed an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award.<br />Very truly yours,<br /> <br />Valerie A. Lang, Librarian and Assistant Professor<br />We sent a letter informing the students who had been nominated of the date and time of the ceremony.<br />
  5. 5. MLA, APA & Chicago Style<br />Winners, Honorable Mentions<br />
  6. 6. Hudson Valley Community College <br />Dwight Marvin Library<br />Excellence in Student Research<br />Awards Ceremony<br />2008-2009<br />
  7. 7. Hudson Valley Community College Dwight Marvin LibraryExcellence in Student Research<br />MLA Honorable Mention<br />Elizabeth Morelli<br />“Global Warming and Its Effects on Oceans”<br />English Composition Sara Tedesco, Instructor<br />
  8. 8. Beverly Stewart<br />“Mental Retardation”<br />Hudson Valley Community College Dwight Marvin LibraryExcellence in Student Research<br />MLA FORMAT WINNER<br />Syreeta Nurse<br />“Book Banning”<br />Submitted by: Nancy Cupolo<br />English Composition <br />Assistant Professor Megheen Mulholland <br />Comments:<br />
  9. 9. Instructors were invited to speak.<br />Attention was given to every paper.<br />
  10. 10. Schedule of Award ceremony often conflicted with work, exams and obligations<br />Students were not always clear on whether a nomination meant winning.<br />Small award amount<br />Shortcomings<br />
  11. 11. The Library Director and I met with the Foundation to determine if they could support the library research awards through one of their funds so that the award was more substantial and had greater campus recognition and prestige.  <br />Through our conversations with them, we discovered that an existing fund was already set up for this purpose and could support one award of $150 annually. <br />Summer 2009<br />
  12. 12. One award of $150 <br />Fund managed by The Foundation<br />The award-winner is recognized at Student Honors Convocation, and also in the commencementprogram.<br />Selected student’s name is engraved in a plaque for display in library<br />2009-2010<br />
  13. 13. Nominated by the faculty member for whom the research paper was completed<br />The work nominated must have received a grade of A from the nominating faculty member.<br />Student Eligibility<br />
  14. 14. 1. Extensive bibliography with minimum of five sources and various formats<br />2. Evidence of initiative, persistence, and ingenuity in identifying sources<br />3. Evidence of critical thinking in evaluating sources for credibility and appropriateness<br />4. Correct citation format<br />5. Free of plagiarism (papers may be reviewed using turnitin.com or similar software)<br />Award Selection Criteria<br />
  15. 15. Assessment Rubric<br />
  16. 16. *Library reception for all nominees and nominators<br />*All nominees will receive a congratulatory letter acknowledging their nomination<br />*Nominations received after the deadline are considered for following year's award but may participate in current year reception<br />In Response to Faculty Feedback in 2010:<br />
  17. 17. The Best of Both Worlds<br />Bulmer Award<br />Library Ceremony<br />
  18. 18. Contact Valerie Lang at 629.7319 or v.lang@hvcc.edu.<br />We welcome your papers!<br />

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