Nominations Invited for Center for Research Libraries’ 2011 Primary Source Awards
The Center for Research Libraries’ annual Primary Source Awards recognize the innovative use of primary source materials in three areas: access, research, and teaching. CRL invites you to nominate research and teaching faculty, librarians, and other members who work with primary sources in innovative ways.
The program is open to the CRL community of 250-plus colleges, universities, and independent research libraries listed at www.crl.edu/membership/member-list. Prizes are presented to the awardees and their nominators.
Last year’s inaugural competition received nominations from CRL institutions in nine states and two Canadian provinces. The 2010 awardees and their innovative projects:
> Dr. Elisabeth McMahon, Assistant Professor of History, Tulane University, received the 2010 Primary Source Award for Access for engaging her Archiving Africa class in a community outreach partnership with the Amistad Research Center, an independent special collections library on the Tulane campus.
> Dr. G. R. Boynton, Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa, received the 2010 Primary Source Award for Research for a project that deploys eight computers in the Main Library at the University of Iowa to continually harvest from the Web data on new media trends.
> Dr. Anne Urbancic, Senior Lecturer, Italian Studies at the University of Toronto, Victoria College, received the 2010 Primary Source Award for Teaching for her “Individuals and the Public Sphere: History, Historiography, and Making Cultural Memory” course, which empowered students to explore the theoretical basis of historiography, or how history is written.
To find out more about last year’s awards, visit http://www.crl.edu/focus/spring-2010.
Eligibility and award criteria guidelines and the online nomination form for the 2011 awards are available at www.crl.edu/primary-source-awards. Nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2011. The program will help broaden understanding of how specific researchers, teachers, librarians, and others use primary source materials and enable CRL to share that information with the 250-plus institutions in the CRL community. Please help spread the word by nominating a deserving colleague. The 2011 Primary Source Awardees and their nominators will be announced in April.
To learn more, visit the CRL Web site (www.crl.edu/primary-source-awards) or contact Don Dyer, Membership & Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-955-4545, ext. 317.
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