2016 Dittman Award Winners

April 2016 — Winners Announced for Raynor Memorial Libraries’ 19th Annual Maria Dittman Research Competition.

Raynor Memorial Libraries is pleased to announce the Marquette students who have won this year’s Maria Dittman Library Research Competition.

  • Undergraduate: Alexander Rucka
  • Graduate: Ali Alsouhibani
  • Honorable mention: America Davila

An award ceremony will honor these students on Monday, April 25, 3:00 p.m., in Raynor Library's room 301. The Marquette community is welcome to attend.

The annual Dittman competition encourages Marquette students to submit high-quality research papers from the previous calendar year. Submissions are judged based on the thorough use of library resources, variety and appropriateness of resources used, and quality of the research process description. Competition guidelines and a list of past winners are maintained on the Libraries’ website.

The competition was initiated in 1998 to honor retiring instruction librarian Maria Dittman. Dittman taught research skills to thousands of students during her 25 years at the university. The awards are funded by the Academic Librarians Assembly, the Libraries Support Staff Association, and a memorial gift designated by the Dittman family.