2016 MU Research Award Winners


Jennifer McCue and Alyssa Basile Named Recipients of the 2016 Library Research Awards

Information literacy and developing students’ critical thinking skills are a high priority at Monmouth University. In 2008, the Monmouth University Library established Library Research Awards to recognize students who demonstrate skill and creativity in the application of library and information resources to research papers completed in fulfillment of a course requirement. The $250 awards are sponsored by the Monmouth University Library.

Graduate student Jennifer McCue and undergraduate student Alyssa Basile have been selected to receive the 2016 awards. Both award winners made extensive use of library resources and services, demonstrated the ability to select, evaluate and synthesize the information collected, and showed personal learning and development of research skills.

Jennifer’s research paper, Unmet Expectations: The Irish at the Paris Peace Conference, was written for her Paris 1919 class taught by faculty member Dr. Maryanne Rhett.

Alyssa’s project titled Influence of Parental Relationships on Values in Intimate Relationships, was completed for his senior thesis in Research IV: Thesis I Psychology, under the direction of faculty member Dr. Gary Lewandowski.

The submission period for the 2017 MU Library Research Awards begins on May 1, 2016. Papers written for classes in the spring, summer and fall 2016 semesters are eligible for the awards. There will be two award categories: Undergraduate and Graduate. Application forms and additional information will be available on the Monmouth University Library’s website shortly.