Two new managers will lead the core programs of the Libraries’ Academic Partnerships group beginning in July 2014: Tom Ipri and Larry Milliken. Tom and Larry already worked within the Libraries as liaison librarians and have been promoted to leadership positions where they will oversee learning engagement and reference & research consultations respectively. Promoting existing staff into manager positions improves the effectiveness of the Library Academic Partnerships group while reducing administrative overhead.
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On Monday, July 21, 2014, the Libraries welcomed Christine Liu as administrative coordinator in the Libraries Administrative Office. Christine’s position will provide a high level of support for the administrative and financial operations of the Libraries.
Christine recently relocated to Philadelphia after spending much of her professional career in Arizona. Her professional background is in the non-profit sector.
A recent graduate of the College of Computing and Informatics, Lisa Kruczek spent her last term working as an intern in the University Archives. There, she processed the papers of William Walsh Hagerty, who served as the President of the University from 1963 - 1984. Before Lisa completed her internship with the Libraries, I had a chance to sit down with her to talk about the exhibit and her experience in the Libraries.
The Libraries shared in the excitement as several library student workers and staff joined the Drexel alumni community at the commencement ceremonies. In total, four library staff members and five student workers earned their degrees.
The Libraries congratulates the following individuals and thanks them for their contributions in helping to make the Libraries, its information resources, environments and services available and supportive of the Drexel community.
On Monday, June 9, 2014, the Libraries’ welcomed Abby Adamczyk as Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences. Abby is the Libraries’ primary liaison to the CoAS departments of Biology, Chemistry, and BEES (Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science) and will join the Libraries’ liaison team for the College of Medicine.
Liaison librarian for engineering, Jay Bhatt, was awarded the Learning Partner Award from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The award was given during the 2014 commencement and honors celebration which focused on ‘interdisciplinary frontiers.'
The newest librarian on the staff at Drexel, Janice Masud-Paul joined the Libraries in December 2013. Since then, she’s hit the ground running growing the Libraries collaborations and support for research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She’s championed the Faculty Portfolios initiative with the college and is quickly becoming known on campus for her expertise.
Work to advance the Libraries mission was recognized at the fifth annual Library Celebration Awards hosted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at W. W. Hagerty Library. More than 40 people were in attendance to recognize work that helped to embed the Libraries across campus, expand the Libraries programming, showcase the resources of the University Archives, and reflect a model library organization.
In total, five members of the library staff and two student workers were recognized for their 2013 achievements at the annual awards event.
John Wiggins was appointed as the chair of the Data Collection for Library Managers Committee of the Library Leadership and Management Association beginning on July 1, 2014. During the one-year appointment, Wiggins will lead a committee of 15 library professionals.
The committee seeks to identify and disseminate information about the effective collection of measurement data in libraries and also provide resources for individuals looking to develop skills in measurement data.