FAQ for Faculty

Student Library Research Award FAQ for Faculty


Q: How do I provide support for a student's application?

A: New this year: Please complete the Faculty Evaluation Form by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The form consists of multiple choice and open response sections addressing award criteria.The award panel is especially interested in your assessment of the originality and depth of this work and the student's ability to select, evaluate, and synthesize sources appropriate to the paper/project.


Award criteria

  • Extensive and creative use of diverse library resources and collections in any format, appropriate to the length of the paper/project 

  • Exceptional ability to select, evaluate, and synthesize library resources into the creation of the paper/project

  • Correct citation of any footnotes, endnotes, internal documentation, and/or bibliography according to an accepted form of documentation (APA, MLA, etc.)


Q: If I have multiple students from the same class who are entering their work, how do I proceed?

A: Please fill out a Faculty Evaluation Form for each student (or group of student collaborators) who is submitting their work for consideration. It is helpful to the evaluation committee if you can indicate which submission(s) you consider the strongest candidate(s) according to the awards criteria.


Q. What if I have other questions about this process or another aspect of the Awards? 

A: If your question is not answered on the Student Library Research Awards website, please email or call Karen Storz, Awards Coordinator, kstorz@wellesley.edu, x3372.