The Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research recognizes an outstanding research project by a first-year Augustana student for a class in the First Year Inquiry or First Year Honors sequence. The award promotes students' active engagement in the processes of library research and encourages them to synthesize information literacy skills with the reading, writing and critical thinking skills developed in the first-year sequence.
Amount of prize - $400
Qualifications - Projects must display evidence of substantial library research. Only projects completed by first-year students in one of Augustana's first-year sequences will qualify. Eligible classes are:
Complete applications will consist of the following:
Applications should be submitted electronically using the library prize application form.
Due date and timeline - The due date is the Friday after finals week in spring semester: Friday, June 2, 2023. A student may submit only one project. To receive the prize, the student must return to Augustana for their sophomore year.
The prize will be awarded during the fall semester of the following school year. The winning student will also be recognized at the Recognition of Student Honors in spring semester of the following school year.
Projects will be judged by a panel of two librarians and one member of the teaching faculty, according to the following criteria:
Augustana Digital Commons - The winning student will be asked for permission to publish their project in Augustana Digital Commons.
Past Winners - Click on a winner's name to read their project:
Brandon Johnson (2022)
Kara West (2021)
Alison Lawrence (2020)
Laura Keenan (2019)
Devin Oliva-Farrell (2018)
Jack Harris (2017)
Rob Williams (2016)
Ninna Mendoza (2015)
Aaron Volk (2013)
Natali Bode (2012)
Maureen Zach (2011)
Scott Fick (2010)