Got a great research essay? Enter it to win the Library Research Prize!

It’s the end of the quarter and as you put the finishing touches on your research essay, consider entering it to win the Library Research Prize!

In partnership with the First-Year Program Writing Showcase​, DePaul University Library offers its Library Research Prize to honor First-Year Program authors whose essays best exemplify the application of “information literacy” skills during the research process.

Current DePaul students may enter a researched essay for the Library Research Prize. Researched essays written in spring ’17, summer ’17, autumn ’17 or winter ’18 quarters for the following First-Year Program​​ courses are eligible:

FYSW 102

WRD 102, 103, 103x, 104 and 104x

Focal Point Seminars, LSP 112

Discover and Explore Chicago, LSP 110 & 111

Honors 100, 110, 111, and 180

Quantitative Reasoning & Technical Literacy, LSP 120

The deadline for entry is April 4, 2018.

Entrants should indicate their intention to be considered for the Library Research Prize on the First-Year Writing Showcase Entry Form and should follow the submission instructions for the First-Year Writing Showcase.

To be considered for the First-Year Program Library Research Prize, essays must be accompanied by a “Research Statement” – a 500-1,000 word reflection on your use of library research tools, sources, and services at each stage of the research process, emphasizing what you learned.

Up to three authors will receive the Library Research Prize, a personalized certificate and a $50.00 award. Authors will also be invited to share their work at the First-Year Program Writing Showcase.

Library Research Prize winners will be honored at the First-Year Program Writing Showcase ceremony, 6:00-8:00pm May 23, 2018 in Cortelyou Commons. Winners will be notified in early May.

To learn more about the Library Research Prize and how to craft a winning “Research Statement,” see or come to an information session on:

Wednesday, March 28, 4:00pm, Room 109 John T. Richardson Library
Thursday, March 29, 11:30am, Room 109 John T. Richardson Library

Best of luck, authors!  We can’t wait to read your winning submissions!



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