Award Categories

The Primary Source Awards are presented annually in the categories of access, research, and teaching.

Primary Source Award in Access

Presented to a library staff or faculty member whose work in promoting primary source materials individually or in collaborative initiatives has resulted in expanded discovery, appreciation, and usage, ultimately having a significant impact on research or instruction.

2016 Award: Explore Chicago Collections. Tracy J. Seneca, University of Illinois at Chicago

Primary Source Award in Research

Presented to a library staff member, faculty member, or graduate student whose use of primary source materials individually or in collaborative initiatives has resulted in the innovative application of methodologies to open or expand avenues of scholarly research in the social sciences or humanities.

2016 Award: Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises. Anne Bahde, Oregon State University

Primary Source Award in Teaching

Presented to an educator whose innovative incorporation of primary source materials in instruction, individually or in collaborative initiatives, has resulted in promoting student research as an essential element of higher education.

2016 Award: Memory Bandits: Preserving and Interpreting Knowledges of the Past. Patrick Stawski, Duke University