The University Library at University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to offer an annual RJD Leadership in the Public Sphere Award, as part of the Chicago Metro History Fair. The $300 award will be given to the high school student who best uses resources at Special Collections and University Archives at UIC, as determined by History Fair judges. A student may use any of our Special Collections at Richard J. Daley Library or Library of Health Sciences for a project related to “leadership in the public sphere.”  “Public sphere” encompasses public policy, public art, public health, public education, public opinion, or public ownership. The first winner of the Leadership in the Public Sphere Award will be announced at the Finalists Awards Ceremony & Reception May 31, 2015, 2pm – 4pm, hosted at Chicago History Museum.As part of the Leadership in the Public Sphere programming, UIC Library will host annual workshops for teachers and students, through the Chicago Metro History Fair, on using the political collections at UIC Special Collections. Workshops dates and application procedures will be posted in summer 2015.