The Library Research Prize is Back!

The DePaul University Library is now accepting applications for the 2021 Library Research Prize.

In partnership with the First-Year Program Writing Showcase, the DePaul University Library offers its Library Research Prize to honor First-Year Program authors whose research essays best exemplify the application of library research skills. Submit your research essay, accompanied by your research statement, by April 2, 2021.

Current DePaul students may enter any researched essay produced in a First-Year Program course taken between spring quarter 2019 and winter quarter 2021. 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  500-1000 word reflection detailing how they conducted their research and what they learned from the process.

A certificate and $50.00 prize will be awarded to up to three applicants 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 the research challenges they encountered. Winners will also be invited to display their work at the virtual First-Year Program Writing Showcase on May 19th.

Visit or attend an optional information session to learn more:

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m. Register HERE.
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. Register HERE​.

Good luck, researchers and writers!

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