On June 3, the Library celebrated the six students who received the third annual UCSB Library Award for Undergraduate Research (LAUR), which recognizes students who produce a scholarly or creative work that makes expert and sophisticated use of the collections, resources, and services of the UCSB Library.
The awards were highly competitive this year, with more applications received than ever before.
To be eligible for this award, students had to submit not only a final research or creative project, but also a bibliography and a reflective essay describing their research process.
The judges looked for how the students described their search strategies, evaluated sources, persevered through research obstacles, and demonstrated growth in their knowledge about Library resources. Additionally, faculty members submitted letters in support of our student applicants.
This year's LAUR program was sponsored by a generous supporter, Naomi Greene.
First- and second-place recipients in each of the three broad categories receive $750 (1st place) and $500 (2nd place).
2021 Library Award for Undergraduate Research Winners
Humanities & Fine Arts