University Libraries UROP Excellence in Research Initiative

The University Libraries UROP Excellence in Research Initiative participants accept their certificates

The University Libraries UROP Excellence in Research initiative is a partnership between Florida State University Libraries and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (CRE). The partnership allows students the opportunity to apply library resources and services to their interdisciplinary research projects.

Participants are assigned a librarian in their field of study who provides comprehensive research support and will continue to serve as mentors. Students in the program will also attend library workshops that are designed to help them cater the program to their specific projects and research needs.

“This collaboration is a wonderful example of the impact libraries have on students and research,” said Michael Meth, associate dean of Research and Learning Services at Florida State University Libraries. “In their award nominations and broad range of research topics, the students in the UROP program demonstrated how their research was advanced through the help they received from the libraries and the access to the great resources we offer. We are proud of this collaboration and look forward to seeing our award winners and all the other students in the program go on to do great things.”

“The Excellence in Research initiative has allowed participating students to acquire important critical thinking skills, a deeper understanding of utilizing the libraries’ resources and the ability to vet credible literature,” said Latika Young, director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. “The CRE looks forward to scaling up this valuable partnership over the next few years, allowing all UROP students to experience this unique partnership and reap these vital benefits.”

Read more about the initiative here.

Watch the video from the 2020 University Libraries UROP Excellence in Research Initiative Award!

The second annual awards honored students who demonstrated exceptional research skills and effectively utilized library resources. The winners were: First Place – Angie Cole; Second Place – Laurie-Yolita Louissaint; and Third Place – Lilly Stevens.

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