The Libraries is actively changing the face of its staff with recruitment efforts underway for ten positions over the past month. No new positions have been added to the staff. Instead the positions are carefully redefined jobs to address vacancies and meet numerous factors of change.
By: Jenny James Lee
During the past several academic terms, Liaison Librarians have stepped outside of the library to bring coaching and expertise to students and faculty members closer to the labs, classrooms and departmental spaces where they work. These added work places extend the reach of the Libraries by embedding its resources and staff knowledge within academic life on campus. This approach focuses on learners and researchers and strengthens the relationship between liaison librarians and faculty as they partner to teach students.
For over fifty years, the American Library Association has sponsored observance of National Library Week during the month of April. This week celebrates the contributions of the nation’s libraries and promotes their use. This month at Drexel, we focus on library staff, including librarians, archivists, support staff and professionals with diverse expertise in such areas as technologies, communications and fiscal controls.
How does space, beyond classrooms and labs, influence learning? Measuring and explaining this has been the challenge our leadership team faces as we attempt to determine how the Libraries can gauge its contribution to the University’s strategic plan, specifically in the areas of academic excellence and improvement of the student experience.
This is a challenging question for which no commonly accepted practices or standards apply.
Several of the Libraries' recent activities have related to its role in building community connections. Many of these are featured in this issue of In Circulation. Faculty participating in the first departments to undertake campus program alignment and review [PAR] began to enter data into the live Faculty Portfolios on February 1st.
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- Dean's Update
- Libraries' Provides Instruction to Over 3,000 Freshman Students through English 101 Classes