Dwight Marvin Library

Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research

About the Award
The Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research is selected annually by the Dwight Marvin Library faculty. The award recognizes a student’s outstanding accomplishment in library-based research. Dr. Bulmer established the award in 1989 when he was president of the college. The library continued the tradition for 20 years by selecting multiple winners who received modest awards and recognition. Starting in 2009-10, one award of $150 will be presented from a fund managed by the college’s Foundation for the specific purpose of recognizing library research excellence. The award-winner will be recognized at Student Honors Convocation, and also in the commencement program.

A student must be nominated by the faculty member for whom the research assignment was completed. The work nominated must have received a grade of A from the nominating faculty member.

Award selection criteria:

  1. Extensive bibliography with minimum of five sources and various formats
  2. Evidence of initiative, persistence, and ingenuity in identifying sources
  3. Evidence of critical thinking in evaluating sources for credibility and appropriateness
  4. Correct citation format
  5. Free of plagiarism (papers may be reviewed using turnitin.com or similar software)

For more information, please contact Valerie Waldin.

2012 Winner of Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research

The winner of the 2012 Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research was announced by Assistant Professor Valerie (Lang) Waldin, chair of the selection committee.

Seth Robinson is the 2012 winner for his paper, "Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles." He was nominated by Assistant Professor Danica Nowosielski of the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department.

Robinson will be recognized at the annual Student Honors and Awards Reception on Thursday, May 17.

Congratulations to all 2011 - 2012 nominees!