James W. Jackson Award for Excellence in Library Research in the Social Sciences
Purpose and Eligibility
The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage excellence in the use of library research skills in the social sciences (Criminal Justice, Economics & Management, Education, Environmental Studies, History, School of Leadership Studies, International Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies).
Upper division students are eligible, based on a research project completed during the spring semester of the academic year or during the calendar year. Papers previously submitted are ineligible.
The winning paper should demonstrate a depth and breadth of effective use of research materials in the social sciences and clear evidence of thoughtful command of these resources. Excellent research projects which do not make significant use of library research materials (e.g., experimental projects) cannot, regrettably, be considered. Undergraduate honors theses are not eligible for the Jackson Award.
Nominations must be made by a faculty member. Each faculty member may nominate one or two students by submitting their research paper(s). The deadline for submission will be announced during the Spring semester.
Faculty, please send submissions to Bianca Spurlock, Library Administrative Coordinator, via email at email@example.com.
2015 Deadline: TBA
The Library Committee will serve on the Jackson Award committee. Together with the Government Information Librarian and the Social Sciences Librarian, they will read the entries and determine a winner. For more information, please call Bianca Spurlock at (804)289-8454.
The award consists of a check for $500. The winner's name will be inscribed on a plaque in Boatwright Memorial Library and will be acknowledged in the Commencement Program.
Kate Lawrenz - 2014 James Jackson Award Winner
George Modlin Book Award
Purpose and Eligibility
Established in 1971, the Modlin Book Award was created to honor Dr. George M. Modlin upon his retirement as President of the University of Richmond. This competitive award recognizes and promotes the development of scholarly personal libraries. Graduating members of the senior class who have accumulated an outstanding personal library with a scholarly focus or special personal interest are eligible to apply for the award.
Graduating seniors may submit the following information to apply for the Modlin Book Award:
- a bibliographic list of not more than fifty (50) items from the student’s personal collection, formatted into an appropriate citation style;
- a one-to-two (1-2) page rationale and explanation behind the development of the collection.
The deadline for submission will be announced during the Spring semester.
2015 Deadline: TBA
Send papers to:
Modlin Award Committee
University Librarian's Office
Boatwright Memorial Library
Email the Administrative Coordinator
The award consists of a check for $500. The winner's name will be inscribed on a plaque in Boatwright Memorial Library and will be acknowledged in the Commencement Program. An exhibit of selections from the collection may be displayed in Boatwright Memorial Library.
The selection committee can decline to make an award if it determines that no collection entered merits the award.
For more information, please call Bianca Spurlock at (804)289-8454.
Brian Guay- 2014 George Modlin Award Winner
||Sandra Lee Snidow
||Classical Music Library
||William Rust Norris
||Science Fiction & Fantasy
||Elizabeth Rhodes Brimm
||Scottish Highland Bagpipe Music
||James Edward Cumbie
||Medieval European History
||Howard Franklin Crotzer, Jr.
||Elizabeth W. Andrews
||Horses & Horsemanship
||Language & Thought
||Christopher K. Smith
||Theater & Directing
||Edward C. Cleary
||John Scott Hudgins
||Peter S. Kirkpatrick
||Michael Bruce Compton
||Understanding Biblical Language
||James R. Luck, Jr.
||A Search For God
||Louis T. Manarin
||The Roman Empire
||Mark H. Danley
||James H. Carter, IV
||Intellectual Development of Modern China
||Czechoslovakia's Cultural Heritage
||Michael T. Williams
||Kristina M. Thomas
||Dogs In Fact And Fiction
||Sonia J. Banerji
||South Asian Culture & History
||Kelly E. Broxton
||Social Change of Education & Women Studies
||Wesley C. Kelly
||Classics And Philosophy Minor Focus On Linguistic Philosophy
||Lee A. Scott
||Books My Passport - The Journey To The East
||A Literature Francais: An Education Through Literature
||Josh J. Clough
||The American Indian and U.S. Western History
||Thomas A. Calder
||A Collection For The Study of
East Asia From Its Roots to Today
||Barrett Matthew Emerick
||Search For Truth
||Amy Robin Hoffman
||Edward Gorey and the World of the Gothic
||Reclaiming and Reinventing the South & Southernness
||Politics, Plato and Pinot Noir: my library as an independent liberal arts education
||Military Leadership - Personal and Universal
||The World of Pharaohs
||Carmen del Valle Hermo
||Hispanic Heritage: Hispanic and Latino Art
||What's the Use of Truth? Queering the Face of Philosophy by Way of Richard Rorty
||Making Connections: A Collection Exploring the Intersections of Psychology, Gender, and Leadership
||Why Do I Collect Golf Books?
||European and Early American History
||Abigail S. Novak
Evaluating Education Reform: The Importance of Race, Class, and Gender in Understanding America's Education Crisis
||The Order of Things
||Ancient Egyptain Mummies
||Katie C. Freeman
||The Evolution of Knowledge: A Curious Literary Journey in Understanding Life from Neurons to Nebulas
||The New Yorker in a Virginian
||Bridging the Gap between Political Science and Psychology Using Tibetan Studies