Information Literacy Prize

CCC Information Literacy Prize

$$Fueled by the library coffee fund$$


The library will give away at least three, cash Information Literacy prizes at the end of the 2017-2018 year. The prizes will come directly out of the Library’s coffee fund, and the ceiling is the limit – the more money we make on coffee, the larger the cash rewards. To be eligible, CCC students must submit a research project as outlined below.

Guidelines for entry

  • Projects must include research to be eligible for submission. This means that you’ve incorporated outside resources into your project.
  • The competition is limited to part-time or full-time CCC students enrolled during one of these terms: fall term 2017 and/or winter term 2018. Submissions may include class papers, videos, or speeches.
  • Entries must have been created for a CCC class assignment in the fall term of 2017 or the winter term of 2018 and received an "A" grade.
  • A citation page (works cited, references, bibliography) of all resources used must be included with the submission.
  • The instructor for the specific class in which the research project was conducted will be contacted to confirm that the work was a class assignment.
  • All entries MUST be submitted electronically to
  • Papers need to be submitted in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Google Drive, Open Office, or Libre Office formats are also accepted.
  • Audio/video and speech submissions must include a list of references. The speech or presentation must be recorded on CD, DVD, or be available on streaming media (e.g., YouTube). If the technology does not readily work, the judge may disqualify the entry.
  • One entry per student.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • One of the prizes will be designated solely for student nurses. The other prizes will be open to all other students.

Submission deadline

All completed entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2018. Winners will be announced in the spring term.


If entries meet the required guidelines, they will be judged by the college librarian. To assess the entries, he will use the rubric containing the following information literacy proficiencies:

  • The proper use of in-text citations
  • The variety of sources
  • The reference page or works cited page
  • The evaluation of sources, and
  • The incorporation of sources into the paper

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