The 2020 Library Research Prize

Are you a first-year student who wants to show off your library research skills? If so, you should apply for the First-Year Writing Program Library Research Prize!

The DePaul University Library is now accepting applications for the Library Research Prize in conjunction with the First-Year Program Writing Showcase.

Current DePaul students may enter any researched essay produced in a First-Year Program course taken between spring quarter 2019 and winter quarter 2020. Eligible classes include: Chicago Quarter, Focal Point Seminars, Quantitative Reasoning & Technical Literacy, or First-Year Writing courses. Library Research Prize entrants will also need to submit a ‘Research Statement’ — a one-page reflection detailing how you conducted your research and what you learned from the process.

A certificate and $50.00 prize will be awarded to up to three entrants whose essays and Research Statements best demonstrate the effective use of library information resources, the application of research skills, and evidence of decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking approaches to encountered research challenges. Winners will also be invited to display their work at the First-Year Program Writing Showcase on May 20th at Cortelyou Commons.

The deadline for entry is April 3, 2020.

Interested in applying? Attend an information session to learn more:

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:20 a.m., JTR 109 Register
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 4:10 p.m., JTR 109 Register

Visit go.depaul.edu/libraryresearchprize to learn more about how to enter, and what you’ll need to do to have a great chance at winning the Library Research Prize!

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