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Bookplates Recognize Graduate Student Contributions to Scholarship

Celebrating intellectual and creative life at Drexel is a key part of the Libraries’ strategic plan and there is much to celebrate. Already the Libraries has instituted a ScholarSip event series and an annual Author Event to recognize the contributions faculty make to scholarship. Now, the Libraries add recognition of graduate students.

The idea to recognize student research through bookplates came as a result of the Books and Bagels event series, which features cross-disciplinary presentations of student research. Librarians frequently are invited to serve as moderators for the event and were consistently impressed by the quality of research conducted by Drexel graduate students and the interest in sharing and recognizing this research.

Dean of libraries, Danuta A. Nitecki, invited each Books and Bagels presenter to select an item from the Libraries’ collection, something that had a special significance for them. Their bookplate, featuring their name and the date, would be placed in their selected item. In total, nearly two dozen bookplates have been added since the program began in 2012.

Hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Association, Books and Bagels invites up to three graduate students to present their research at a quarterly event. The event draws faculty, students and staff from a variety of disciplines and sparks a conversation among the group.

For more information about the Books and Bagels event, please click here.

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