LIRG offers the Student Prize award to promote a greater awareness among students of the importance of research and to facilitate the dissemination of the results of outstanding projects. The prize is awarded to a student who has completed a course leading to a first professional qualification recognised by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in Library and Information Studies departments.
Jess' MA Librarianship dissertation was entitled “We don’t go home. We carry on our lives: An exploration of the information literacy experiences of home educating families”. The awarding committee believed the dissertation "to be of an extremely high standard as well as having an original focus" which is fantastic feedback to receive.
Jess was supervised during her MA dissertation by Dr Peter Stordy in the Information School. She is now a PhD student in the School and is being supervised by with Dr Stordy and Sheila Webber.