Mark Burr of Cayuga, N.Y., is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Cayuga Community College Library Research Award. Burr received the highest score among the finalists for his paper, An American Failure: A Case Study of the Carlisle Experiment, which was submitted to Professor Daniel Schultz.
As the winner of the ninth annual Library Research Award, Burr received a prize of $200. His name will be engraved on a permanent plaque in the college’s Norman F. Bourke Memorial Library. Burr is enrolled in the A.A. in Adolescent Education program, with a concentration in history and social science.
The purpose of the Library Research Award is to encourage and support student achievement in information literacy as demonstrated by the ability to identify, understand, evaluate, and use information related to courses taken at Cayuga Community College. Papers submitted by faculty for this award are evaluated by librarians at both the Auburn and Fulton campuses, based on standards set forth by both the State University of New York and the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. The identity of the papers’ authors is withheld from the librarians during the evaluation process.