Clarks Summit resident Caroline Swift, a Masters of Business Administration student with a concentration in operations management was selected as one of the University of Scranton’s 2014 Library Research Prize winners. The University’s Weinberg Memorial Library inaugurated the prize in 2011 to recognize excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge of the methods of research and the information gathering process as well as use of library resources, tools and services.

Swift was the winner in the graduate category; her winning entry included a research paper that she completed for a research methods course entitled, “How E-Tailer Attributes Affect Online Shopping Intention: The Moderating Effects of Age, Gender, and Prior Experience.” She is a graduate teaching assistant in the Kania School of Management who plans to pursue a doctoral degree in supply chain and information systems at Pennsylvania State University this fall. Her supporting faculty member was Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D., professor of operation and information management.

From left: Charles Kratz, dean of the library and information fluency; and Caroline Swift.