Encourage students to apply for a 2021 Library Research Award




The Hesburgh Libraries invites submissions from undergraduate students for the 2021 University of Notre Dame Library Research Award. 

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply. The annual competition awards prizes in several categories to undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence in library research skills by using a breadth of library resources for their research projects, course assignments and creative endeavors.

“We often hear from students that they were encouraged to apply for this award by a professor or an adviser,” said Edward H. Arnold University Librarian Diane Walker. “Each year, the Library Research Award shines a spotlight on student research and the ways in which library resources, tools, services and expertise can lead to successful outcomes.”

Students from every discipline may submit a brief essay describing the many ways in which they used library resources for a project or assignment completed during summer 2020, fall 2020, Winter Session 2020-21 or spring 2021. Library resources include but are not limited to the following categories: online catalogs and search tools, digital and print resources, library collections, people, spaces, specialized technologies and programs, and services. 

All winners receive a cash prize, are featured on news.nd.edu and other University websites and are featured in our Library Research Award Winners Circle.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 12. Learn more about the award and submission guidelines here.

Past Winners

View past award winners in the Winners Circle on the website or read about recent winners who were featured in Notre Dame News.