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

Tags

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

Dean's Update: Responding to Clients Fosters New Initiatives

As 2012 winds down, the Libraries is proud to launch new initiatives that are in direct response to student or faculty feedback and we continue to seek your input.

Last spring, a student came to my office with a request to offer extended access to laptop computers. The student expressed concern that carrying a laptop around campus into the late night hours was not only burdensome, but also a safety risk. The Libraries already provide laptops and other equipment to members of the Drexel community during our service hours, but I’m excited to announce that we were able to meet this request. Beginning in December, students are able to borrow Mac laptops anytime from a self-checkout kiosk located in the Bookmark Café.

Drexel students, faculty and staff are often encouraged to engage with the Libraries to provide feedback. The Libraries hosts an ongoing feedback tool, Counting Opinions, where individuals can log comments about any aspect of the Libraries. Also, we are currently hosting a survey for individuals interested in providing feedback on our website.

Coming soon: we will respond to faculty who are addressing the rapid increase in the number of education doctoral students and will provide online access to the full text of dissertations. We expect the change will assist researchers in other disciplines as well. We will monitor how our investment in the license to deliver remote access will contribute to reducing the cost of education for students who otherwise have to purchase copies of dissertations or spend their time waiting for loans to arrive from other institutions via ILL.

It is a festive time of year and I extend all best wishes for the season on behalf of the Drexel Libraries staff to you, our clients, our friends, and our partners.

Happy holidays!

Danuta A. Nitecki
Dean of Libraries

Copyright © 2014 Drexel University  |   Privacy Policy

Powered by Drupal Druplicon icon

Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system