Announcing the 21st Annual LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers

October 10th, 2013 by John Carey

As we enter the last semester of 2013, we ask all faculty to please help us recognize exceptional work done by Hunter students by participating in the library’s annual Paul LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers.

Prizes will be awarded for student papers judged to be the best of 2013.  Instructors may nominate papers written for any course given in the winter, spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2013.  Only papers submitted by course instructors will be eligible for awards.  Please submit no more than three papers for one course.  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) all other undergraduate, and (3) graduate-level research papers.  Theses are excluded.

The deadline for the 21st annual competition will be TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014.  Please send papers to John Carey at the Hunter Health Professions Library with a note giving the course name, number, and semester.  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 2014, 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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