2016 Library Excellence Award winners

The winners of the 2016 Library Excellence Award are Sarah Duncan, Yao Fang, and Matthew Tsai. 

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all of the students who applied for the award based on their outstanding work this year.


  Sarah Duncan - Faculty of Science, School of Veterinary Science

Reason for selection: Strong, original reflective essay, demonstrating personal learning and broad use of library resources, facilities and services. Strong letter of support from supervising lecturer. Assessment item very highly scored.


 Yao Fang - Faculty of Business, Economics & Law, UQ Business School (Tourism)

Reason for selection: Good reflective essay providing evidence of development of sophisticated, thorough search techniques and ability to locate, select, evaluate, and synthesise information. Letter of support underscoring capacity for self-directed learning through use of Library resources.


 Matthew Tsai - Faculty of Business, Economics & Law, TC Beirne School of Law 

Reason for selection: Thoughtful, original reflective essay demonstrating sophisticated search and evaluation techniques and use of a wide variety of legal sources (opinions, law reviews, texts, etc). Very strong letter of support from supervising lecturer. Assessment item very highly scored.

Matthew was also highly commended in an international competition this year.

Event to celebrate our winners

The winners will be recognised at our Awards and Acquisitions event on Thursday, 8 December. We have a limited number of tickets available, but if you would like to join us to celebrate the achievements of our students you can still register to attend.

How are the winners selected?

Winners are selected by a judging panel that includes the University Librarian in consultation with the President of the Academic Board and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), or their nominee.

About the Award

The UQ Library Excellence Award is presented annually to up to three UQ undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence in the use of the Library to enhance their studies.

Last updated:
12 December 2016