Head of metadata services, Holly Tomren, was invited to join the OCLC E-Resource Advisory Council to advise the organization on advancing its electronic resources management strategy. View the OCLC press release here.
Students from the Drexel University College of Medicine showcased their creativity and won first place in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Memmy awards, a student-produced video contest. The winning video earned Drexel’s Libraries a $2,500 donation.
This is the first year the University of South Carolina School of Medicine has hosted the Memmy awards and there were 29 entries from medical schools across the United States and the globe.
Nearly 50 members of the Drexel faculty were celebrated for their contributions to scholarship at an event on Thursday, February 28th, which recognized books published in 2012. The cross-section of expertise at Drexel was showcased through the vast array of disciplines and topics covered by these authors and editors. President John A.
Drexel University Libraries has simplified the process of submitting a Ph.D. or Ed.D. dissertation through use of ProQuest’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations Administrator [ETD]. This tool will guide students in meeting submission requirements for their dissertations.Use of ProQuest's ETD Administrator is free and reduces overall submission charges for doctoral students by $66. Online access to doctoral dissertations is provided by Drexel University Libraries via Drexel's institutional repository, iDEA.
Over the next several months, visitors to the Libraries’ website will notice new ways to offer feedback about the site. Through changing bi-weekly user experience studies, the Libraries will evaluate how individuals currently use the website. Results from these studies will help shape the design and layout of the Libraries' new website.
A recent addition to the Libraries, the Laptop Access 24/7 program offers a great service for students. News of this innovative lending method made headlines across the globe. Read a sampling of some of the articles via the links provided below:
- The Chronicle of Higher Education - Drexel U.
Each year, students from the Drexel American Society of Civil Engineers [ASCE] student group compete in the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition, providing a practical application for what they learn in the classroom. Participating teams compete in four separate categories working to design, showcase, race and present their concrete canoe to judges.
The Canoe Competition process runs year-round. Twenty students work to write a paper and cast canoes as a part of the competition. This year's team members are currently in the testing and development phase. Liaison librarian for engineering, Jay Bhatt, is helping students with their design paper, guiding them to find new standards and other information resources.
Drexel Student Learning Priorities And Collaborative Partnerships Are The Focus Of A New Environment Within W. W. Hagerty Library
Faculty and staff from across campus work collaboratively to support student achievement of Drexel's Student Learning Priorities [DSLP] in a new learning environment in the lower level of W. W. Hagerty Library. The space, room L25, opened on Thursday, November 15th, to provide a place for members of the DSLP Collaborative Partnerships group to work together to provide programming and support for student learning.
Already, the Drexel Writing Center [DWC], the English Language Center [ELC] and the Libraries have partnered on a pilot program, providing enhanced tutoring and support for international students. Students who take advantage of this opportunity receive focused writing, language and research guidance.
The city and campus prepared well over the weekend for Hurricane Sandy that arrived in Philadelphia on Monday, October 29, 2012. This was a storm that affirmed an important role of the Libraries on Drexel’s campus.
The Provost requested that the Libraries serves as an essential service during the University's closing on Monday and Tuesday. Several staff were asked to work and provide skeletal services for over 25 hours during the two days when classes and campus activities were cancelled. They did so fearlessly and with service commitment beyond the normal expectations of their jobs. Here is what was provided to the thousands of students staying on campus during the storm, along with the opening of the Daskalakis Athletic Center [DAC] across Market Street from the W.W. Hagerty Library.
Engineering librarian Jay Bhatt (far right) discusses various research options with Drexel engineering students.
There’s a saying that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. In the case of the recent Engineering Village (EV) update, this could be restated as the forthright librarian acquires the ability to reorder the facets. But action-reaction doesn’t begin to describe the ongoing partnership among librarians and Elsevier’s product managers.