Announcing the 20th Annual LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers

October 16th, 2012 by John Carey

As we enter the last semester of 2012, we ask all faculty to please bear in mind the library’s annual Paul LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers, to be awarded in Spring 2013 at Hunter’s annual Library Day event.

Prizes will be awarded for student papers judged to be the best of 2012.  Instructors may nominate papers written for any course given in the winter, spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2012.  All departments and special programs in the college may participate.  The goal of this competition is to stimulate the creative use of library resources, so winning papers should be thoroughly researched, well written, and properly documented.

The library will award gift certificates in the amounts of $200 for first prize and $100 for second prize in the categories of  (1) 100-level undergraduate, (2) other undergraduate, and (3) graduate-level research papers.  Only papers submitted by course instructors will be eligible for awards.  Please submit no more than three papers for one course.  Theses are excluded.

The deadline for the 20th annual competition will be TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013. Please send papers to John Carey at the Hunter Health Professions Library with a note giving the course name, number, and semester (Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall 2012).  Submissions should also include the student’s phone number, e-mail address, or other contact information. We welcome electronic submissions.  A faculty panel will select the winners.

The awards ceremony will take place at the annual Library Day celebration in April of 2013, at which time we will also formally recognize the instructors of the winning candidates for their support in this common effort to promote the research and writing skills of Hunter students.

For more information or to nominate a student’s work, please contact John Carey at 212-481-4326 or

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