CRL Primary Source Awards

Slave Passbook of New Orleans Gas Works, c. 1860. African American Miscellaneous Collection. Courtesy of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

The Center for Research Libraries first created the CRL Primary Source Awards in 2009 to recognize innovative uses of primary source materials by faculty, librarians and library staff, students, and other researchers in the CRL community. Nominations are accepted in three areas: access, research, and teaching. This year the CRL Collections and Services Policy Commitee selected the following for recognition.

2018 Award for Access

"Social Welfare History Image Portal"

Alice W. Campbell, Digital Outreach and Special Projects Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

Nominated by: John E. Ulmschneider, University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University

2018 Award for Research

"Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project"

Jennifer Snow, Digital Scholarship, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, University of Connecticut

2018 Award for Teaching

"Unmediated Archives: Creating an Immersive Experience for Undergraduate Students Across the Disciplines"

Peggy Keeran, Arts & Humanities Librarian, University of Denver

Nominated by: Jack Maness, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, University of Denver

2019 CRL Primary Source Awards

Nominations for the 2019 awards are now open; the CRL website has details. Faculty and staff at CRL libraries are encouraged to consider other staff, faculty, or colleagues as candidates for these awards; self-nominations are welcome.