Skip to main content
Drexel Library Libraries Home Button Drexel Health Sciences Search Services Get Help About Drexel University

Tags

laptop The Triangle Input to Implementation collections printing holiday tutoring History time management Library Celebration Awards Future of Libraries Library Reserves SCDC Learning Terrace noise Faculty Portfolios Digital@Drexel Events Study Break Students Gary Childs faculty Library Learning Terrace ScholarSip Rob Sieczkiewicz exhibits Summon Job Search Resources oclc Future Search Inventing the Page law library Laptop Lending job search Google exhibit Drexel Smart House references Youngmoo Kim EZ Borrow Tim Siftar Drexel University Q&A Health Sciences Organization GIS Macintosh Personal Librarian Program Electronic Resources laptops Ares finals ILLiad ejournals Input W. W. Hagerty Library Sustainability DragonCard Library Journal John Wiggins Feedback services. security Hahnemann Technology Exhibits Academy of Natural Sciences Solar Energy Google Scholar Engineering Village Shushi Yoshinaga Drexel University Archives exams Systems Hahnemann Library Thesis Staff Peggy Dominy printers Tom Ipri Queen Lane International Coop Services display W.W. Hagerty Library Bookmark Cafe Newsletter Library Events research. videos Ken Lacovara Legacy Center Research Skills Brendan Johnson Julia Colton IEEE Leisure June 2013 New Staff gethelp. Proquest law school Job Searching theft Jay Bhatt iSchool Café Libraries Welcome Dean's Update facilities welcome back week Press Coverage In Circulation Writing Center Hours food Hagerty Space dvd recommendations Web of Science Nancy Bellafante Drexel authors Dragonfly final exams Alumni Lower Level Herman Miller Patents English 101 Reference new books DVDs Connections Finals Week Steve Jobs journals
← Back to News and Events

Dean’s Update: A Look Back at Fiscal Year '12

The planning for a new year is traditionally accompanied by reflection on what happened over the past twelve months.  Fiscal year 2012 was a milestone year for the future of Drexel University Libraries.  The year began with the Libraries’ Future Search Conference, which helped to develop four strategic directions, and the year ended with the announcement of the finalized strategic initiatives that will guide the Libraries' activities for the next five years.  The four directions are not just concepts in a plan, but are already framing the road-map that illustrates where the Libraries is going.

The most traditional road for any library to pursue is that of providing access to ideas and authoritative information. The Libraries has started work on building an archive for Greek life at Drexel, an initiative that will extend access to materials so that future generations of Dragons and historians can view the rich history of Drexel’s student life.

Building learning environments is an exciting road that is important to the future of the Libraries, and fiscal year 2012 was the first full year of the new Library Learning Terrace, which was used by over 3,000 learners. In addition, the Libraries have envisioned a completed renovation of W. W. Hagerty Library.

Toward strengthening connections to scholarship, the Libraries launched ScholarSip events, which brought together faculty and professional staff and shared Drexel research

And finally, the Libraries are taking an important route to use the voice of clients to build an innovative, collaborative and evidence-based organization, which continuously seeks to improve the quality of services provided and to develop staff skills to manage work effectively.

These are just a few of the details we are assembling in preparation for this year’s annual report, which we expect to release this fall. The report will summarize the planning for the Libraries’ coming adventures and offer the first glimpse of the pathways to our future.

Danuta A. Nitecki, Ph.D.
Dean of Libraries

Copyright © 2014 Drexel University  |   Privacy Policy

Powered by Drupal Druplicon icon

Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system