Rev. Edward Udovic, C.M., DePaul University’s Vice President of Teaching & Learning Resources, Senior Executive for University Mission, and Associate Professor of History, won the Center for Research Libraries
’ (CRL) Primary Source Award for Teaching this year for his Chicago Quarter class, “The Lincoln Park Neighborhood: Then and Now,” which makes extensive use of primary source materials available at the Chicago History Museum
and DePaul University Library’s Special Collections and Archives
CRL is an international collective of university, college, and independent research libraries whose mission is to support “advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines.” CRL presents the annual award to recognize teachers who encourage the innovative use of primary sources on behalf of their students’ educational experience.
According to the award announcement:
“Providing a structured introduction to urban, local, and educational history, as well as museum and material culture studies, Udovic’s course ensured that first-year students at DePaul engaged with primary source materials from their first days at the university, and developed an initial awareness of the role that special collections, archives, and museums may play in their undergraduate education.”
More information on the award and on Edward Udovic’s course is in the Spring 2013 issue of the CRL “Focus” newsletter available at: http://www.crl.edu/focus/article/9267