Students were always a key priority for former Drexel library director Jane Griffith Bryan who held the position from 2005 until her passing in 2008. On Thursday, May 22, 2014, her family carried on her legacy of supporting student learning with a gift that enabled the renovation and dedication of the Jane Griffith Bryan, ’67 Group Study Room.
This October marked 30 years since W. W. Hagerty Library first opened its doors in 1983. Since, many things at Drexel have changed, but the core attributes embodied by President Hagerty remain the same. Drexel students are energetic, innovative and daring. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the building, the Libraries has updated the Mary E. Hagerty Learning Lab [room L33] as well as three group study rooms.
On Friday, July 12, 2013 the Libraries unveiled a new study room, dedicated to the late Lisabeth Holloway, a Drexel library school graduate. Mrs. Holloway’s family and several friends were present, including her husband George, also from the class of 1950, and two sons, Jim and George.
Empty seats are hard to come at W. W. Hagerty Library as the Libraries at Drexel are used more than ever, not only for serious study, but for learners to build the skills necessary to utilize information effectively.
Drexel recently has recently acknowledged a need to provide additional alternative group study environments, creating the Library Learning Terrace and now, after nearly 30 years of heavy use, W. W. Hagerty Library is ready for a renovation.
You're invited to join the Drexel University Sustainability Council this Friday, April 22nd at 10 AM in front of W. W. Hagerty Library for a tree dedication in memory of Dorothy Colflesh (Schwartz). Dorothy passed on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. She was the director of administrative services at the W.W. Hagerty Library and an original member of the council.
Dorothy Ann Colflesh [Schwartz], Director of Administrative Services, passed away June 29, 2010. She earned two master degrees from Drexel, an MBA from the LeBow College of Business and an MLIS from the College of Information Science and Technologies. Her many friends and colleagues in the Libraries, where she worked for over eight years, remember her good humor and thoughtfulness