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Library Catalog Down for Service Monday, June 23rd

From 8am to 5pm on Monday, the 23rd, the library catalog (called Books & More on the library web site) will be down for service.

This will affect multiple library services, but there are other options available. They are detailed below.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we take care of critical security and maintenance issues. 

Dean’s Update — Learning to Swim in a Sea of Information

No one is born with the ability to find, retrieve, analyze and use information. This set of “information literacy” skills distinguishes an educated person, as the ability to read did 100 years ago. Information literacy is associated with critical thinking, based on the assumption that information is an essential ingredient to be thoughtful, inquisitive and responsibly critical.

Changes to Library Building and Service Hours

As learning behaviors and student schedules change, the Libraries continually review the open hours of our locations and the availability of services offered. For summer 2014, the Libraries have adjusted the open hours for several locations – Hahnemann & W. W. Hagerty Libraries will close slightly earlier on Friday and Saturday evenings and Hahnemann Library will now open a little earlier on weekdays.

The Libraries' Articles & More Search To Be Upgraded

What's Happening? The Libraries' Articles & More discovery tool will get a new look, new features, and enhanced usability.

When? During the week of June 16th.

Dean Update: Changing the Face of the Librarian

The steps to changing an organization’s future are seemingly easy – draft a vision, set objectives, meet goals and tell the world. But, a transformation calls for something more - a dramatic change or metamorphosis. Operationally, shifting an organizational culture is not so easy as one has to change perceptions and behaviors of both those responding to the change and to those changing.

Group Study Room Dedicated To Former Library Director Jane Bryan

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.

Faculty: Let the Libraries Simplify Your Teaching

Helping faculty to improve the student academic experience, the Libraries provides access to assigned readings through our Course Reserves service. This service seamlessly integrates with Blackboard Learn to provide a simple way for students to access course materials. It also reduces faculty effort by providing a way assign readings and also ensures adherence to copyright laws and license restrictions.

Remembering Richard Snyder, Drexel’s Library Director from 1964 - 1989

Photograph of Richard SnyderFormer Drexel University Libraries director, Richard Snyder passed away on April 9, 2014. He was 87 years old. Snyder was the library director from 1964 – 1989 and made significant contributions to the library organization during his tenure, including helping to design W. W. Hagerty Library and develop the University Archives.

Redesigning a Library Website

Last year, there were more than 1.6 million visits to the Libraries’ website and nearly 2.1 million downloads of electronic articles, books and datasets. This makes the website the most visited of the Libraries’ five locations, providing access to the largest collection of resources. Just like a physical facility periodically needs updating and renovating, it is time for reconstruction to the entrance of the virtual library.

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