News: Library Prize for Undergraduate Research application period is open

I am pleased to announce the start of this year’s application period for the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. The Library Prize rewards excellence in undergraduate research projects that use library resources and demonstrate sophisticated information literacy skills. Supporting the campus priority of providing research opportunities for undergraduates, the Library Prize also recognizes successful teaching through library-based research projects. A panel of faculty and librarians award up to six prizes each year: $750 each to lower-division students and $1,000 each to upper-division students.

To be eligible to win, applicants must:

Be Berkeley undergraduates at any class level (lower- or upper-division) and in any discipline (arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering)
Have completed their research project for a credit course at UCB:
Lower division: Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
Upper division: Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
Agree to contribute to a display about their research mounted by library staff for public exhibition during the year following receipt of the Prize

Applications are accepted until April 14, 2016 at 5 p.m. For more information, please see

The Library Prize attracts the very best undergraduate papers from courses taught in all disciplines across the campus. Previous winners include students in Architecture, Environmental Sciences, History, Music, Molecular and Cell Biology, and many other disciplines as well.

If you have any questions about the Prize, please contact David Eifler at