Eric Conklin of Auburn has won the 2009–10 Cayuga Community College Library Research Award. Conklin completed his award-winning project, a 10-page research paper on sustainable architecture, for a Freshman Composition class in fall 2009.
A Computer Science major at the Auburn campus, Conklin tutors fellow students in writing and mathematics in the college's Academic Support Center. He is a student intern in Professor Maryanne Felter's British Literature and Children's Literature courses.
As the winner of the seventh annual Library Research Award, Conklin received a prize of $200 and will have his name engraved on a permanent plaque in the college's Norman F. Bourke Memorial Library.
Created in 2003–4 to encourage information literacy, the award program evaluates student work submitted by faculty members. Entries, without the authors' identities, are judged by the college librarians based on standards set by the State University of New York and the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.