The Friends of the Library sponsors The Connecticut College Prize for Undergraduate Library Research. The prize is a $500 cash award established in 2016 offered annually to recognize excellence in undergraduate research projects that incorporate the use of library collections and that demonstrate sophisticated information literacy skills.

Students who submit winning projects will be recognized at the College's Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in April. In addition to the prize awarded to the overall winner, up to three projects may be awarded honorable mention status.

Citations and research statements for all winners and finalists will appear in the Digital Commons - Connecticut College's Institutional Repository.

If you have questions, please email the Library Prize Committee at

Recent winners


Mimi Crawford '19

"The Cause of the Guatemalan Civil War" 


Dominic Lentini '18

"Media Framing, Violent Protest, and Race: A Comparative Analysis of The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times' coverage of the Ferguson Protests"


Lindsey Nelson '17

"Help-seeking Behaviors in Young Children"


Caitlin Kullberg ‘16

"Linguistic Ideologies and Issues of Representation in Winners of the Pura Belpré Award for Illustration"