Highlights an academic student research competition that takes place yearly at The College at Brockport, SUNY, from the first steps of advertising the competition to the final step of awarding the prizes. The purpose of this competition is to encourage student research and engagement with Library staff and the rich array of resources and information the Library makes available. Friends of the Library award prizes of $500 for First, $300 for Second, and $150 for Third place finishes. With the help of the library staff the Friends solicit submissions from students through advertisements in the student newspaper and in departments across campus. The Scholarly Communications unit in the library helps to support this endeavor by providing a platform for students to submit their work, as well as to showcase the winners of the awards each year. The submissions are read by a committee of Friends and library staff, with the top three winners announced in the early spring, invited to a luncheon and awarded their prizes.
Kegler, J.L., Cowling, C.V., & Myers, K. (2018, November). A FRIENDly student research competition. Poster session presented at the meeting of the New York Library Association, Rochester, NY.