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O R E G O N S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y
L I B R A R I E S A N D P R E S S
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Library Undergraduate
Research Award
T
he two winning research papers for the Library
Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) this year
exceeded expectations in their outstanding use of
library resources. Graduating senior
Hannah Mahoney
, a
history major, found the microfilm of old newspapers es-
pecially valuable for researching her paper titled “A Global
Affair: Understanding 1960s Geopolitics through the 1964-
1965 New York World’s Fair.”
Sarah Wright
said as a senior
in the BioResource Research Interdisciplinary Program she
relied heavily on the InterLibrary Loan services of OSU
Libraries and Press in working on her paper, “Grapevine
Leafroll Associated Virus-3 (GLRa V-3) Seasonal Titer
Changes and Effects on Pinot Noir Fruit in Oregon.” She
also took advantage of the workshops on data collection and
management offered by librarians to ensure she found the
most accurate and current scholarly materials.
The Library Advisory Council founded this award.
Totten Awards
W
hen
Regina Pimentel
started working in The
Valley Library as a sophomore, she had never
heard of special collections. Three years later, this
Totten Graduating Student award winner is excited about the
insights she gained in fulfilling her duties as a student worker
in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
Creating online exhibits gave Regina a profound understand-
ing of the history of science that she believes greatly enhanced
her bioengineering studies and will influence her thinking
long after the commencement ceremonies are over.
Congratulations also to
Rachel Campbell
,
Meyee Cha
,
Kallie MacKay
, and
Lauren Mayer
, our Totten Scholarship
award winners for this year, who each received a certificate
and $250.
The Carl Totten Award was established in 1995 in mem-
ory of Carl E. Totten. His widow wished to memorialize her
husband and the financial difficulties they faced after gradua-
tion in 1930. The award recognizes the sacrifices of students
in pursuit of a college degree. The Totten awards honor
student library employees who have provided outstanding
service to library patrons while maintaining an active and suc-
cessful student career.
More information on the Totten Awards is available
online at
/
totten-award
Totten Graduating Student Award winner Regina Pimental with family members
who attended the award ceremony.
Sarah Wright receives her award from Mike Chamness, the Chair of the Library
Advisory Council.
Hannah Mahoney gave a presentation on her paper when accepting her Library
Undergraduate Research Award.
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