Music Library blog posts
Every year the Duke University Libraries run a series of essay contests recognizing the original research of Duke students and encouraging the use of library resources. We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016-2017 library writing and research awards.Lowell Aptman Prize
Recognizing excellence in undergraduate research using sources from the Libraries’ general collections.
- Honor Thesis Prize: Anna Mukamal for “Creative Impulse in the Modern Age: The Embodiment of Anxiety in the Early Poetry of T. S. Eliot (1910-1917)”
- Third/Fourth-Year Prize: Jack Harrington for “In The Empire’s Back Yard: The Radicalization of Public Opinion In Ireland and It’s Impact on the Anglo-Irish War (1913-1920)”
- First/Second-Year Prize: McKenzie Cook for “World War I and The London Theatre”
Recognizing excellence of analysis, research, and writing in the use of primary sources and rare materials held by the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
- Maegan Stanley for “In Honest Affection and Friendlinesse”
- Hannah Rogers for “Subversion as Service: The Life and Controversy of Jeanne Audrey Powers”
Recognizing excellence in undergraduate research using primary sources for political science or public policy.
- Honors Thesis Prize: Tara Bansal for “Analyzing the Development of Social Capital in the Slums of Bangalore”
- Semester Paper Prize: Kushal Kadakia for “Rethinking R&D: Partnerships as Drivers for Global Health Innovation”
Recognizing outstanding undergraduate creative writing.
- Sabrina Hao for “My Name is Elizabeth”
- Rajiv Golla for “From Graves to Gardens”
- Valerie Muensterman for “Earth Once Removed”
We will be celebrating our winners and their achievements at a special awards reception coinciding with Duke Family Weekend. All are invited to join us for refreshments and the opportunity to honor the recipients.
Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
The Duke University Libraries are now accepting applications for membership on the 2017-2018 student library advisory boards.
Members of these advisory boards will help improve the learning and research environment for Duke University students and advise the Libraries on topics such as study spaces, research resources, integrating library services into academic courses, and marketing library services to students.
The boards will typically meet four times a semester to discuss all aspects of Duke Libraries and provide feedback to library staff. This is an amazing opportunity for students to serve on the advisory board of a large, nationally recognized non-profit organization.
All three advisory boards are now taking applications or nominations. Application deadlines are:
- Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board: September 11, 2017
- Undergraduate Advisory Board: September 11, 2017
- First-Year Advisory Board: October 1, 2017
Members of the Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board and the Undergraduate Advisory Board will be selected and notified by mid-September, and groups will begin to meet in late September. More information is available on our website, where you will also find links to the online applications forms.
For more information or questions about these opportunities, please contact:
Head, Assessment and User Experience Department
Librarian for Education
Evening Reference Librarian and Supervisor, Lilly Library