Continuing its dedication to supporting undergraduate researchers, The University Libraries recently announced the winners of the 2020 Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Awards. Three recipients were selected in the Advanced Researcher category and three in the Emerging Researcher category.

All recipients will receive a cash prize and their research will be added to the UNM Digital Repository.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reception to honor the researchers has been postponed indefinitely. A commemorative web page has been created on the University Libraries website to honor and celebrate their research.

Emerging Researcher Category:

  • First Place -–LaVonne Yazzie, Literature Review of the Literary Term “Interpretation”
  • Second Place – Gus Tafoya, The Index of the Quotidian: Folk Music and Language Poetry
  • Third Place – Amanda R. Garcia, Healing Familial and Historical Trauma Through the Lens of Generational Femininity and Motherhood: Beyoncé's Lemonade

Advanced Researcher Category:

  • First Place – Kathryn Gwen Sokolowski, Out of Africa: The Ecological Context and Constraints on Early Homo Migration
  • Second Place – Raven Delfina Otero-Symphony, The Justice System is Criminal
  • Third Place – Alexandra VK Iturralde, Elizabeth Brooke Holland, and Coleman Piburn, Live Local, Renew Local: Community Sourced Solar Energy in New Mexico

The Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award program recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of the University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills. The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences would like to thank the judges, committee members, and the Hulsman for their support of the award program.