Dr. John Archer Library Award 2014 recipient.


The recipient of the Dr. John Archer Library Award for 2014 is Avnee Paranjape. She won $1,000 for writing a reflective essay in which she clearly articulated utilizing the library's collections and resources for conducting research. Ms. Paranjape is a third year student in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Science in Biology programs. Avnee wrote her reflective essay for an English 349 Methods in Literary History course. A copy of her reflective library essay and graded biology assignment are available in oURspace. A private ceremony was held in the Library's Archives/Special Collections Reading Room on April 23. University Librarian Bill Sgrazzutti presented Ms. Paranjape with a Library Award certificate. Avnee also posed with the new Library Award Trophy that is on permanent display by the Library’s entrance. Also in attendance at the ceremony was Dr. Rick Kleer, Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

The Dr. John Archer Library Award will be available to undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time in the 2014-15 academic year. Faculty are encouraged to have students in their undergraduate courses apply for the award if they receive a minimum of 70% for a graded research project. Details about the award are on the library's website. The award's online application form will be available through the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office early in the Winter 2015 semester. For more information, please contact Michael Shires or call 585.5418.